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Million Dollar Movie

They are shooting “42″ at the legendary Rickwood Field.

Our pal Jeb Stewart sends these pictures.

I dig the inflatable crowd.

7 comments

1 thelarmis   ~  May 14, 2012 12:32 pm

nice.

jeb - you comin' to the ATL for the Yanks game(s) in June? i plan on being at the opening game of the series: Mon. June 11th. hope to see you again!

2 Evil Empire   ~  May 14, 2012 12:45 pm

Thanks -- the name of the company that makes the blow ups is "the inflatable crowd comany". Crazy stuff.

Thelarmis -- I'll be there for game three.

3 BobbyB   ~  May 14, 2012 12:46 pm

Looks like they got a lot of Redsox fans as extras.

4 thelarmis   ~  May 14, 2012 12:53 pm

[2] hey evil! oh, boo. i'll be teaching games 2 & 3. hell, i'll be teaching game 1 too, but i should have more flexibility and can schedule lessons earlier that day, so i can make the game.

sorry i'll miss you...

i'll be home in NY the following week and might try to catch the yanks-braves at the Stadium. we'll see...

5 RagingTartabull   ~  May 14, 2012 12:55 pm

oh man this is actually, finally happening huh? I gotta be honest, looking at the Director's credits on IMDB I'm not terribly optimistic. Hope I'm wrong of course, but I felt a lot better when Spike Lee or Robert Redford were attached.

6 Alex Belth   ~  May 14, 2012 12:59 pm

5) I feel better any time Spike is unattached to a project. Odd casting of Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey though, huh?

7 RagingTartabull   ~  May 14, 2012 1:22 pm

(6) Yeah I can see that. I just based on the fact that the one time Spike had a historical epic/biopic he turned in probably his best overall film in his career. But that WAS 20 years ago.

This will be billed as what? the fifth Harrison Ford comeback in the last 8 years?

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