Wednesday Video Spotlight: Ryan Merriman talks about his casting in the upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic “42″
Choctaw-born and bred actor Ryan Merriman is taking up baseball again for one of his biggest onscreen opportunities to date, playing 1940s Brooklyn Dodgers right fielder Dixie Walker in the Jackie Robinson biopic “42.” The film also will star big-screen icon Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni (TV’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) and T.R. Knight (“Grey’s Anatomy”).
Merriman, 29, reported Sunday for a two-week baseball camp with the other actors portraying players in the movie. Shooting will begin May 14 on location in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. The film is slated for April 12, 2013, release, just in time for next baseball season.
Before he went South to get on location for “42,” Merriman recently stopped by the NewsOK Studios to talk to me a little about the upcoming film.
To read my feature about Merriman, click here.