Chris Meloni Plays Ball For Helgeland’s “42”

Chris Meloni is set to play Leo Durocher in Brian Helgeland’s Jackie Robinson biopic “42” at Legendary Pictures says Variety.

Chadwick Boseman is playing Robinson, and Harrison Ford is playing Branch Rickey, the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who signed the second baseman, breaking baseball’s color line and changing the world.

Meloni plays Leo the Lip Durocher, who was the Dodgers manager and an avid supporter of Robinson who supported him through the racism he met from crowds and sometimes within his own dugout.