The trailer of the sports drama Million Dollar Arm is out and features Indian actors Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal and Pitobhash Tripathi prominently with Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm. The movie revolves around an out-of-luck sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm), who in his talent search heads to India to find a cricket layer who can pitch in the major Baseball leagues.
What if Don Draper was forced to face the problems that plague improbably handsome human specimens like himself without the mind- and loin-numbing crutches of booze and women? Such is the surreal premise of Million Dollar Arm, a PG-rated Disney film
It might feel like this year’s World Series is a distant memory, but in just a few months players will be back on the field for spring training. And for those of you eager for the small of grass, hot dogs, beer and spending four hours watching a game involving bats and balls, Disney has a treat.
The movie’s premise sounds about as plausible as “Iron Man 3.”
Two 18-year-old javelin throwers from India beat out 37,000 contestants in a reality-television contest to find the most promising baseball pitchers in a cricket-mad country, then come to the United States and get contracts with a major-league team.