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Jon Hamm Gets Baseball Players in India in 'Million Dollar Arm' Trailer

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December 23, 2013
Source: Grantland

Million Dollar Arm

For anyone who saw Saving Mr. Banks this last weekend, you were likely treated to the trailer for Disney's next sports drama Million Dollar Arm. The film stars Jon Hamm as a fallen sports agent who is getting licked by his competitors. With his business in Jeopardy, he throws up a hail mary by heading to India and attempting to recruit the fast-throwing cricket players in a nationwide competition called "Million Dollar Arm." The prize? A chance to play professional baseball in the United States. This is the true story of how Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, became the first Indian men to sign pro sports contracts in the US. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Craig Gillespie's Million Dollar Arm from Disney (via Grantland):

Million Dollar Arm is directed by Craig Gillespie (Fright Night, Lars and the Real Girl) and written by Thomas McCarthy (Win Win, The Visitor, The Station Agent). Based on a true story, the film follows JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm), a once-successful sports agent who now finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. Late one night, while watching cricket being played in India on TV, JB decides to head to India to find the next baseball pitching sensation. Setting off for Mumbai with a cantankerous scout (Alan Arkin) in tow, JB stages a televised, nationwide competition called “Million Dollar Arm” where 40,000 hopefuls compete for a chance to join a major league team. Disney releases the film in theaters on May 16th, 2014.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Throwing balls. Awesoooome
  • Akhan
    Loved the trailer, really looking forward to seeing this, however one quirk i have with this trailer is that the Lift scene is complete nonsense, being an Indian living in India i know how primitive we are (not), even if i bring a villager home to my city he wouldn't be surprised to see the motion sensors on the lift, you really need to project Indians a few notches up.

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