Movie about Jackie Robinson filming in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A movie about baseball groundbreaker Jackie Robinson is filming in Birmingham this week.

Crews will be at the downtown Tutwiler Hotel on Monday to film scenes for the film "42," and they will move to the city's Rickwood Field baseball park on Tuesday.

The Birmingham News reports that the film is about Robinson's rookie season as the first black major league player in 1947. It stars Chadwick Boseman of "The Express" as Jackie Robinson and Harrison Ford of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" as Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers executive who brought Robinson into the league.

The production moves to Atlanta, Macon, Ga., and Chattanooga, Tenn., after work is done in Birmingham.

The movie is set to open in April 2013. The title refers to Robinson's now-retired uniform number.

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