Director Craig Gillespie brings the true story of an unorthodox quest to find baseball's next great pitcher to the big screen in Million Dollar Arm. Walt Disney Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for this drama, starring Jon Hamm as sports agent JB Bernstein, who launches a competition for Indian cricket players called Million Dollar Arm. With the help of an iconic pitching coach (Bill Paxton), Bernstein hopes to get the two 18-year-old winners (Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal) signed with a Major League Baseball team. Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin and Lake Bell co-star in this upcoming sports drama, arriving in theaters May 16.
Based on a true story, Disney's Million Dollar Arm follows JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm), a once-successful sports agent who now finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. He and his partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) will have to close their business down for good if JB doesn't come up with something fast. Late one night, while watching cricket being played in India on TV, JB comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Why not go to there and find the next baseball pitching sensation? Setting off for Mumbai with nothing but a gifted but cantankerous scout (Alan Arkin) in tow, JB stages a televised, nationwide competition called "Million Dollar Arm" where 40,000 hopefuls compete before two 18-year-old finalists, Rinku and Dinesh (Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal), emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the United States to train with legendary pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton). The goal: get the boys signed to a major league team.