Nicole Beharie to Play Jackie Robinson’s Love in Biopic

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Burgeoning actress Nicole Beharie will play the role of Rachel Isum, Jackie Robinson’s lover, in a forthcoming biopic about the baseball player. The film entitled, 42, is currently being produced by Legendary Pictures, according to Deadline.

Last year Beharie starred in Fox Searchlight’s Shame with Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. She also appeared last year with Mos Def and Jeffrey Wright on Broadway in John Guare’s Free Man Of Color. She made her film debut in 2008’s American Violet.

42 is still in development but it’s scheduled for a 2013 release.