Ryan Merriman has joined the cast of Legendary Pictures' Jackie Robinson biopic "42" to play Dixie Walker, the Dodgers right fielder who opposes his new teammate at first but becomes his supporter.
Legendary Pictures is swinging for the fences with relative newcomer Chadwick Boseman, who's in final negotiations to play Jackie Robinson in the biopic "42."
Legendary Pictures will develop and produce a Jackie Robinson biopic with Brian Helgeland on board to write and direct.
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