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 baseballâ€™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 â€œMillion Dollar Arm.â€ With the help of a cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout (Alan Arkin) he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from â€œSlumdog Millionaireâ€) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from â€œLife of Piâ€), 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 â€” the boys, who have never left their rural villages â€” are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball â€” JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell) â€” 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.