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.
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.
- 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
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "DISNEY'S "MILLION DOLLAR ARM" BEGINS PRODUCTION". (Press release) The Walt Disney Studios (30 May 2013) Retrieved on 16 June 2013.
- ↑ Goldberg, Matt (30 May 2013). "Production Begins on MILLION DOLLAR ARM Starring Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma, and Madhur Mittal". Retrieved on 16 June 2013.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Kit, Borys (9 May 2012). "Jon Hamm to Star in Sports Drama 'Million Dollar Arm'". Retrieved on 16 June 2013.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Sneider, Jeff (17 April 2013). "'Life of Pi' Star Suraj Sharma Joins Jon Hamm in Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm' (Exclusive)". Retrieved on 16 June 2013.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 McNary, Dave (11 April 2013). "Alan Arkin Joins ‘Million Dollar Arm’ (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved on 16 June 2013.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 McNary, Dave (1 May 2013). "Allyn Rachel Joins ‘Million Dollar Arm’ (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved on 16 June 2013.
- ↑ "Sony Making Movie About Pirates' Rinku Singh And Dinesh Patel", SB Nation (August 1, 2010). Retrieved on April 9, 2012.
- ↑ Fleming Jr., Mike (29 April 2010). "Sony Sparks To ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Pitch". Retrieved on 16 June 2013.
- ↑ McClintock, Pamela (8 February 2011). "Tom McCarthy to Pen Disney Sports Drama 'Million Dollar Arm' (Exclusive)". Retrieved on 16 June 2013.
- ↑ Fleming Jr., Mike (9 May 2012). "‘Mad Men’s Jon Hamm To Play Sports Deal Maker In Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’". Retrieved on 16 June 2013.
- ↑ Goldberg, Matt (30 May 2013). "Production Begins on MILLION DOLLAR ARM Starring Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma, and Madhur Mittal". Collider Retrieved on 16 June 2013.
- ↑ "Disney's Million Dollar Arm Begins Production". Coming Soon.net (30 May 2013) Retrieved on 16 June 2013.
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