Have you heard about the new film, Million Dollar Arm, that just went into production at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures?
Guess who it stars?
Mad Men’s Jon Hamm!
The principal photography has begun on Walt Disney Pictures’ Million Dollar Arm, which stars Mad Men star Jon Hamm. Directed by Craig Gillespie, the same guy who directed the new Fright Night, the film also stars Bill Paxton, Lake Bell, Suraj Sharma, Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash and Academy Award–winner Alan Arkin. A.R. Rahman is scoring the film.
Million Dollar Arm will shoot on locations in India, Georgia and Los Angeles.
About Million Dollar Arm
Based on a true story, Disney’s Million Dollar Arm follows JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent who now finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. He and his partner Aash will have to close their business down for good if JB doesn’t come up with something fast.
Late one night, while watching cricket being played in India on TV, JB comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Why not go to there and find the next baseball pitching sensation?
Setting off for Mumbai with nothing but a gifted but cantankerous scout in tow, JB stages a televised, nationwide competition called Million Dollar Arm where 40,000 hopefuls compete before two 18-year-old finalists, Rinku and Dinesh, emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the United States to train with legendary pitching coach Tom House .
The goal: get the boys signed to a major league team.
Not only is the game itself difficult to master, but life in the U.S. with a committed bachelor makes things even more complicated—for all of them. While Rinku and Dinesh learn the finer points of baseball and American culture, they in turn teach JB the true meaning of teamwork and commitment.
Ultimately, what began as a purely commercial venture becomes something more and leads JB to find the one thing he was never looking for at all—a family.
Disney’s Million Dollar Arm is scheduled to come to theaters in 2014, so keep an eye out for more announcements!