Movie “42” Re-released as Tribute to Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman’s fans will be able to see his iconic performance as Jackie Robinson on the big screen one last time.
Days after the legendary’s actor tragic death, Warner Bros. and AMC have partnered to theatrically re-release the late performer’s star-making turn as legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson in Brian Helgeland’s biopic 42.
The actor died after a long battle with colon cancer on Aug. 28, which also happened to be the same day the MLB celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. The tribute was initially set to take place on April 15 but was pushed back when the season was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Boseman’s main role as the baseball hero was one of his first major gigs on the silver screen … leading to projects like “Draft Day,” “Get on Up,” and the legendary character of T’Challa in “Black Panther” and the ‘Avengers’ series.
His 42 costar Harrison Ford, described him as “compelling, powerful, and truthful as the characters he chose to play,” Ford said in a statement. “His intelligence, personal dignity, and deep commitment inspired his colleagues and elevated the stories he told. He is as much a hero as any he played. He is loved and will be deeply missed,” he added.
AMC Theaters announced it will show the 2013 film in 300 different locations. Tickets will be made available on Tuesday … and the showings will begin as early as Thursday.