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