Jackie Robinson Biopic ‘42’ Coming to Blu-ray/DVD in July
42, the box office topping Jackie Robinson biopic, is set for release to Blu-ray and DVD on July 16, 2013.
It will include three behind-the-scenes featurettes: Stepping Into History, Full-Contact Baseball and The Legacy of the Number 42.
Directed by Brian Helgeland, 42 stars newcomer Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, known not only as a legendary baseball player but a racial barrier breaker, Harrison Ford as MLB commissioner Branch Rickey, and Nicole Beharie as Jackie’s wife Rachel.
The feel-good Warner Bros. sports film exceeded estimations and grossed over $27 million during its opening weekend starting April 12, 2013.
It earned over $92,000,000 total at the box office, becoming the best premiere for a baseball-themed film ever. The film’s budget was $40,000,000.
42 won’t be the last time he see its leading man, as he’ll soon star in yet another sports drama, Draft Day, alongside Kevin Costner and Diddy.