Content taken from Production Weekly:
Thomas Carter (”Coach Carter”) is gearing up to helm an untitled feature about Jackie Robinson, penned by “Ail” co-writers Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen J. Rivele. Robert Redford is set to play Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey in the feature that chronicles the breaking of baseball’s color barrier. Story will track Robinsons upbringing in Southern California and center on the relationship between Robinson and Rickey. Robinson started for the Dodgers in 1947, enduring death threats, beanballs, abuse from fans, a rebellion by some of his teammates and the threat of a strike by the St. Louis Cardinals. Wilkinson and Rivele’s script is due in this week and producers expect to be in pre-production soon with filming to start on or about March.