It seems that at the moment lots of people want Harrison Ford, but it’s not certain if he wants them. A couple of weeks ago it was revealed he’s being eyed for Ender’s Game and now Deadline reports that Legendary Pictures is courting him to star as Branch Rickey in their Jackie Robinson movie, 42.
The role already has quite a history, as originally writer/director Brian Hegeland developed the movie alongside Robert Redford, who was attached to play Rickey. Then Redford left and the part was offered to Jack Nicholson, but he’s apparently passed to. So now it’s on to Harrison Ford. There’s no news on how interested the actor is though.
Rickey is the Los Angeles Dodgers executive credited with signing Jackie Robinson and breaking baseball’s colour barrier in 1947. The movie was originally going to focus on Rickey, but it now appears Robinson will be the main character, although they seemingly still want a big name for the former role.
Don’t be surprised if Harrison passes, as he’s being very selective about his roles nowadays.
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