"I'd like to play Branch Rickey," he tells the paper of the executive who made the historic signing of Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rickey, who also started the baseball farm system to train players, died in 1965 at the age of 63.
But first he has to finish his latest indie film, "The Conspirator," which he directed and produced. The movie follows the trial of Mary Surratt (Robert Wright Penn) who was implicated in the assassination of President Lincoln. Redford plans to finish editing that movie in the next month.