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    Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukp...1318587083114A

    Jack Nicholson could be returning to the big screen in a baseball biopic about legendary black player Jackie Robinson.

    The 74-year-old, and longtime baseball fan, has apparently been offered a role in the planned film, which will be directed by Brian Helgeland, reported Vulture.
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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

    so who will play Jackie?
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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

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    so who will play Jackie?
    Danny DeVito?
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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

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    Danny DeVito?
    Rosie O'Donnell?
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

    http://www.examiner.com/movie-news-i...obinson-biopic

    Forget Nicholson, the role has now gone to Harrison Ford.

    Legendary Pictures has announced that Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford will headline an upcoming biopic centered around baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

    Boseman will star as Robinson, the first African American Major League Baseball player. Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and was instrumental in ending racial segregation in the world of professional baseball.

    Ford has been cast as Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who signed Robinson to a minor league contract in 1945 and helped him join the Dodgers two years later.
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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Danny DeVito?

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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    so who will play Jackie?
    I don't see anything that mentions any names yet.
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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

    Harrison Ford would be great.

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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

    I always picture Burgess Meredith as Branch Rickey - obviously that is not an option though.
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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

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    It was really quick but did "Jackie" do the home run bat toss and strut in that clip?


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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    It was really quick but did "Jackie" do the home run bat toss and strut in that clip?


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    It did appear that way. It's hard to tell from the trailer, but I have a feeling that was added for context.
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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    It was really quick but did "Jackie" do the home run bat toss and strut in that clip?


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    In Montreal it's possible.

    Never happened in the NL, we would have heard

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    Re: Jack Nicholson to play Branch Rickey in Jackie Robinson biopic?

    That's Harrison Ford, not Jack

    EDIT: Never mind. Didn't read the first part of the thread. Haha

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