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ESPN, Robert Redford work on Jackie Robinson flick

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Just in time for Jackie Robinson Day, ESPN has announced it is joining with Robert Redford and others to produce a theatrical film about Robinson and Branch Rickey.

Redford will star as Rickey, which presumably will require him to put on a lot of weight and become less handsome.

ESPN said the film has the blessings of Rachel Robinson, Branch Rickey Jr. and MLB.

No word yet on a title or release date.

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