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T.R. Knight Confirmed For Jackie Robinson Biopic!

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He got a job! Yay!!!

No, T.R. Knight is not pulling a Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder and actually PLAYING Jackie Robinson, but he will be donning the role of Brooklyn Dodgers travelling secretary Harold Parrott.

The movie, called 42, is based on the FAMED baseball player Jackie Robinson, who was the first black Major Leaguer of his time!

Chadwick Boseman will play Jackie, and Harrison Ford plays Dodgers' executive, Branch Rickey.

It's gonna be classy!

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Harrison Ford Tapped To Star In Jackie Robinson Biopic

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Harrison Ford has been cast to star as the man who help Jackie Robinson break the color barrier.

Ford will play Branch Rickey, the MLB exec who signed Robinson to a minor league deal.

Two years later, Robinson signed with the Dodgers and history was made.

For his innovation and other contributions to baseball, Rickey was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1967.

The Jackie Robinson flick is yet to be titled but it has landed a big fish in Ford.

Up and comer Chadwick Boseman is slated to star as Robinson.

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Poor Robert Redford!

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Come on, Hollywood! Show Robert Redford a little more respect! He is a knight, after all…

While at Sundance, Redford spoke up about how he never gets asked to be in movies anymore.

Here's what he had to say about it:

"I ask the question — I say, 'Hey I'd like to be [in that movie]' and they say, 'Would you? You're kidding.' And I say 'No.'"

"Something is happening over the years that makes a lot of people think that I don't do this anymore, when the truth is, it's what I enjoy most."

At least it seems like he's finding SOME work. Here are a couple of roles he's got on the horizon:

- A major role in a Jackie Robinson bio-pic
- A starring role in an adaptation of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods

We're totally on board for a comeback of SIR Robert Redford!

If Mickey Rourke can do it…

Would U like to see Robert Redford become a big-screen presence once again?

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