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{{Infobox film
 
| name = Million Dollar Arm
 
| name = Million Dollar Arm
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| director = Craig Gillespie
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| producer = Joe Roth<br>Mark Ciardi<br>Gordon Gray
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| director = [[Craig Gillespie]]
 
| producer = [[Joe Roth]]<br>[[Mark Ciardi]]<br>Gordon Gray
 
 
| writer = Tom McCarthy
 
| writer = Tom McCarthy
| story =
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| music = A.R. Rahman
| starring = [[Jon Hamm]]<br>[[Bill Paxton]]<br>[[Alan Arkin]]<br>[[Lake Bell]]<br>[[Suraj Sharma]]<br>[[Aasif Mandvi]]<br>[[Madhur Mittal]]
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| studio = [[Walt Disney Pictures]]<br>Roth Films<br>Mayhem Pictures
| music = [[A.R. Rahman]]
 
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| studio = [[Walt Disney Pictures]]<br>[[Joe Roth|Roth Films]]<br>[[Mark Ciardi|Mayhem Pictures]]
 
 
| distributor = [[Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|Walt Disney Studios<br>Motion Pictures]]
 
| distributor = [[Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|Walt Disney Studios<br>Motion Pictures]]
 
| release = 2014 <small>(United States)</small>
 
| release = 2014 <small>(United States)</small>
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| country = United States
 
| country = United States
| language = English
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| language = English}}'''''Million Dollar Arm''''' is an upcoming biographical sports drama film based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel who were discovered by sports agent J.B. Bernstein after winning a reality show competition of the same name. The film stars Jon Hamm as Bernstein, [[Bill Paxton]] as pitching coach Tom House, Suraj Sharma as Singh, Madhur Mittal as Patel, and [[Alan Arkin]]. The music of the film is composed by double Academy Award Winner, A. R. Rahman. Directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Joe Roth, Mark Ciardi, and Gordon Gray for [[Walt Disney Pictures]], the film is slated to be released in 2014.
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'''''Million Dollar Arm''''' is an upcoming [[biographical film|biographical]] [[Sports film|sports]] [[drama film]] based on the true story of baseball pitchers [[Rinku Singh]] and [[Dinesh Patel]] who were discovered by sports agent [[J.B. Bernstein]] after winning a reality show competition [[Million Dollar Arm (TV series)|of the same name]]. The film stars [[Jon Hamm]] as Bernstein, [[Bill Paxton]] as [[pitching coach]] [[Tom House]], [[Suraj Sharma]] as Singh, [[Madhur Mittal]] as Patel, and [[Alan Arkin]].<ref name=DisneyRelease>{{cite web|title=DISNEY'S "MILLION DOLLAR ARM" BEGINS PRODUCTION|url=http://www.waltdisneystudios.com/corp/news/1320|publisher=[[The Walt Disney Studios (production company)|The Walt Disney Studios]]|accessdate=16 June 2013|format=Press release|date=30 May 2013}}</ref> The music of the film is composed by double [[Academy Award|Academy Award Winner]], [[A. R. Rahman]]. Directed by [[Craig Gillespie]] and produced by [[Joe Roth]], [[Mark Ciardi]], and Gordon Gray for [[Walt Disney Pictures]], the film is slated to be released in 2014.<ref>{{cite news|last=Goldberg|first=Matt|title=Production Begins on MILLION DOLLAR ARM Starring Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma, and Madhur Mittal|url=http://collider.com/million-dollar-arm-synopsis/|accessdate=16 June 2013|newspaper=Collider|date=30 May 2013}}</ref>
 
 
 
==Premise==
 
==Premise==
American [[baseball]] agent [[J.B. Bernstein]], whose career has been overshadowed by local sports competitors, is inspired to stage a [[Million Dollar Arm (TV series)|reality sports series]] in [[India]] in an attempt to attract proficient [[cricket]] players. Through the contest, Bernstein enlists [[Rinku Singh]] and [[Dinesh Patel]] and brings them to the United States to train with baseball coach [[Tom House]], with the intent of ultimately having the cricketers become contracted by a [[Major League Baseball]] team. During their stay, Singh and Patel adapt to an American lifestyle while under the care of Bernstein, who is simultaneously shaping his own personal life.<ref name=DisneyRelease/>
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American baseball agent J.B. Bernstein, whose career has been overshadowed by local sports competitors, is inspired to stage a reality sports series in [[India]] in an attempt to attract proficient cricket players. Through the contest, Bernstein enlists Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel and brings them to the United States to train with baseball coach Tom House, with the intent of ultimately having the cricketers become contracted by a Major League Baseball team. During their stay, Singh and Patel adapt to an American lifestyle while under the care of Bernstein, who is simultaneously shaping his own personal life.
 
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
*[[Jon Hamm]] as [[J.B. Bernstein]]<ref name=HammCast/>
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*Jon Hamm as J.B. Bernstein
*[[Bill Paxton]] as [[Tom House]]<ref name=DisneyRelease/>
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*[[Bill Paxton]] as Tom House
*[[Suraj Sharma]] as [[Rinku Singh]]<ref name=Sharma/>
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*Suraj Sharma as Rinku Singh
*[[Madhur Mittal]] as [[Dinesh Patel]]<ref name=DisneyRelease/>
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*Madhur Mittal as Dinesh Patel
*[[Alan Arkin]] as a sports scout <ref name=Arkin/>
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*[[Alan Arkin]] as a sports scout
*[[Allyn Rachel]] as Theresa, Bernstein's assistant<ref name=Rachel/>
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*Allyn Rachel as Theresa, Bernstein's assistant
*[[Lake Bell]] as TBA
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*Lake Bell as TBA
*[[Aasif Mandvi]] as [[Ash Vasudevan]], Bernstein's business partner
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*Aasif Mandvi as Ash Vasudevan, Bernstein's business partner
*[[Pitobash]] as Amit Rohan
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*Pitobash as Amit Rohan
 
 
==Production==
 
==Production==
In 2009, the screen rights to Singh and Patel's life story were purchased by [[Sony Pictures Entertainment]] for development at [[Columbia Pictures]].<ref>{{cite news|title=Sony Making Movie About Pirates' Rinku Singh And Dinesh Patel|url=http://pittsburgh.sbnation.com/2010/8/1/1599266/sony-movie-pirates-rinku-singh-dinesh-patel-indian-prospects-sylvester-stallone|publisher=SB Nation|date=August 1, 2010|accessdate=April 9, 2012}}</ref> Sony hired [[Mitch Glazer]] to write the screenplay.<ref>{{cite news|last=Fleming Jr.|first=Mike|title=Sony Sparks To ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Pitch|url=http://www.deadline.com/2010/04/sony-sparks-to-million-dollar-arm-pitch/|accessdate=16 June 2013|newspaper=Deadline Hollywood|date=29 April 2010}}</ref>
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In 2009, the screen rights to Singh and Patel's life story were purchased by Sony Pictures Entertainment for development at Columbia Pictures. Sony hired Mitch Glazer to write the screenplay. The project was eventually put in turnaround and in 2010, producers Joe Roth and Mark Ciardi set the film up at [[Walt Disney Pictures]]. Upon acquiring the film, Disney hired Tom McCarthy to write the film. In May 2012, Jon Hamm was hired to play J.B. Bernstein. [[Alan Arkin]] and Suraj Sharma were hired in April 2013, with Allyn Rachel joining the cast the following month. Principal photograpy began on May 30, 2013 with filming expected to take place in Mumbai, Atlanta, and [[Los Angeles]].
 
The project was eventually put in [[Turnaround (filmmaking)|turnaround]] and in 2010, producers [[Joe Roth]] and [[Mark Ciardi]] set the film up at [[Walt Disney Pictures]]. Upon acquiring the film, Disney hired [[Thomas McCarthy (entertainer)|Tom McCarthy]] to write the film.<ref>{{cite news|last=McClintock|first=Pamela|title=Tom McCarthy to Pen Disney Sports Drama 'Million Dollar Arm' (Exclusive)|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-mccarthy-pen-disney-sports-97425|accessdate=16 June 2013|newspaper=The Hollywood Reporter|date=8 February 2011}}</ref> In May 2012, [[Jon Hamm]] was hired to play [[J.B. Bernstein]].<ref name=HammCast>{{cite news|last=Kit|first=Borys|title=Jon Hamm to Star in Sports Drama 'Million Dollar Arm'|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jon-hamm-mad-men-million-dollar-arm-322663|accessdate=16 June 2013|newspaper=The Hollywood Reporter|date=9 May 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|last=Fleming Jr.|first=Mike|title=‘Mad Men’s Jon Hamm To Play Sports Deal Maker In Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’|url=http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/mad-mens-jon-hamm-to-play-sports-deal-maker-in-disneys-million-dollar-arm/|accessdate=16 June 2013|newspaper=Deadline Hollywood|date=9 May 2012}}</ref> [[Alan Arkin]] and [[Suraj Sharma]] were hired in April 2013, with [[Allyn Rachel]] joining the cast the following month.<ref name=Arkin>{{cite news|last=McNary|first=Dave|title=Alan Arkin Joins ‘Million Dollar Arm’ (EXCLUSIVE)|url=http://variety.com/2013/film/news/alan-arkin-joins-million-dollar-arm-exclusive-1200350403/|accessdate=16 June 2013|newspaper=Variety|date=11 April 2013}}</ref><ref name=Sharma>{{cite news|last=Sneider|first=Jeff|title='Life of Pi' Star Suraj Sharma Joins Jon Hamm in Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm' (Exclusive)|url=https://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/life-pi-star-suraj-sharma-winds-million-dollar-arm-exclusive-86276|accessdate=16 June 2013|newspaper=The Wrap|date=17 April 2013}}</ref><ref name=Rachel>{{cite news|last=McNary|first=Dave|title=Allyn Rachel Joins ‘Million Dollar Arm’ (EXCLUSIVE)|url=http://variety.com/2013/film/news/allyn-rachel-joins-million-dollar-arm-exclusive-1200433976/|accessdate=16 June 2013|newspaper=Variety|date=1 May 2013}}</ref>
 
 
[[Principal photography]] began on May 30, 2013 with filming expected to take place in [[Mumbai]], [[Atlanta]], and [[Los Angeles]].<ref>{{cite web|last=Goldberg|first=Matt|title=Production Begins on MILLION DOLLAR ARM Starring Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma, and Madhur Mittal|url=http://collider.com/million-dollar-arm-synopsis/|publisher=Collider|accessdate=16 June 2013|date=30 May 2013}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Disney's Million Dollar Arm Begins Production|url=http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=104903|publisher=Coming Soon.net|accessdate=16 June 2013|date=30 May 2013}}</ref>
 
 
==References==
 
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==External links==
 
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Million Dollar Arm is an upcoming biographical sports drama film based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel who were discovered by sports agent J.B. Bernstein after winning a reality show competition of the same name. The film stars Jon Hamm as Bernstein, Bill Paxton as pitching coach Tom House, Suraj Sharma as Singh, Madhur Mittal as Patel, and Alan Arkin. The music of the film is composed by double Academy Award Winner, A. R. Rahman. Directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Joe Roth, Mark Ciardi, and Gordon Gray for Walt Disney Pictures, the film is slated to be released in 2014.

Premise

American baseball agent J.B. Bernstein, whose career has been overshadowed by local sports competitors, is inspired to stage a reality sports series in India in an attempt to attract proficient cricket players. Through the contest, Bernstein enlists Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel and brings them to the United States to train with baseball coach Tom House, with the intent of ultimately having the cricketers become contracted by a Major League Baseball team. During their stay, Singh and Patel adapt to an American lifestyle while under the care of Bernstein, who is simultaneously shaping his own personal life.

Cast

  • Jon Hamm as J.B. Bernstein
  • Bill Paxton as Tom House
  • Suraj Sharma as Rinku Singh
  • Madhur Mittal as Dinesh Patel
  • Alan Arkin as a sports scout
  • Allyn Rachel as Theresa, Bernstein's assistant
  • Lake Bell as TBA
  • Aasif Mandvi as Ash Vasudevan, Bernstein's business partner
  • Pitobash as Amit Rohan

Production

In 2009, the screen rights to Singh and Patel's life story were purchased by Sony Pictures Entertainment for development at Columbia Pictures. Sony hired Mitch Glazer to write the screenplay. The project was eventually put in turnaround and in 2010, producers Joe Roth and Mark Ciardi set the film up at Walt Disney Pictures. Upon acquiring the film, Disney hired Tom McCarthy to write the film. In May 2012, Jon Hamm was hired to play J.B. Bernstein. Alan Arkin and Suraj Sharma were hired in April 2013, with Allyn Rachel joining the cast the following month. Principal photograpy began on May 30, 2013 with filming expected to take place in Mumbai, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

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