On Monday, April 14, ESPN announced that they have come aboard the Jackie Robinson biopic project which will be starred by Robert Redford.
The sport programming broadcaster ESPN are going to tackle a feature film project. According to Hollywood Reporter, the cable TV network have announced on Monday, April 14, that they have been aboard Robert Redford's biopic project about the Brooklyn Dodgers star Jackie Robinson.
In the announcement, it is revealed that ESPN is going to co-produce the film "Untitled Jackie Robinson Project" through their ESPN Films' banner. It means that they will also team up with producers Tracy Falco, Howard and Karen Baldwin and Andrew Cohen as well as other production companies that consist of Redford's Wildwood Enterprises and Baldwin/Cohen Prods.
The Robinson's biopic will see Redford as the team manager of Brooklyn Dodgers who collaborated with Robinson to bring success to the team. The film also has director Thomas Carter attached to the project to helm it. It is expected to be released sometime in 2008.