A new trailer has been released by Disney for Million Dollar Arm, a new movie starring Jon Hamm of Mad Men fame.
The movie is a sports flick from the producers of Miracle and Invincible. It tells the story of a sports agent who heads to India in hopes of finding the next great baseball pitcher.
You can read a synopsis and check out the trailer below.
In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a Major League Baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of a cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout (Alan Arkin) he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India “” the boys, who have never left their rural villages “” are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball “” JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell) “” learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
Million Dollar Arm is directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, Fright Night ) and will be released May 16, 2014.