Disney’s latest true-life sports drama Million Dollar Arm is set to open in theaters on May 16th. Starring Jon Hamm as down-on-his-luck sports agent JB, the story follows his bold and unconventional strategy to groom a pair of Indian cricket players as Major League Baseball pitchers. We’ve got four new clips from the film to share with you today, along with a behind-the-scenes featurette in which Hamm reveals just why he’s so enthusiastic about the film.
Also starring Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Aasif Mandvi, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal and Bar Paly, Craig Gillespie’s Million Dollar Arm opens May 16th. Hit the jump to watch the clips and featurette.
Take a look at the Million Dollar Arm clips below, just after a new featurette:
Here are the four Million Dollar Arm clips:
Here’s the synopsis for Million Dollar Arm:
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.