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Redford to star in upcoming film about Branch Rickey & Jackie Robinson

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Steak Snabler, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Redford will play Rickey, obviously. Robinson role yet to be cast. Brian Helgeland, who did "L.A. Confidential" and "Mystic River," will write the script:


    Sounds interesting. As I've said before, Redford period pieces are usually outstanding (though the story linked does not say if he'll direct as well).
  2. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    highly doubtful. i don't believe he's ever been in the films he's directed.
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Redford directed and starred in "The Horse Whisperer." I think that's the only movie in which he did double duty.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Can he get his eyebrows to do that thing?
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    He was also in "Lions for Lambs" and he narrated "A River Runs Through It."
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Speaking of "Lions for Lambs," I wouldn't be surprised to see Derek Luke at least be considered for the Robinson role. He has a previous relationship with Redford and has played athletic roles before (Friday Night Lights, Glory Road).

    I just hope whoever they pick can throw a baseball without looking like a 12-year-old girl ...
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    You mean Redford isn't playing Jackie?
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    And that movie absolutely sucked.
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