As we approach a new year, you can bet that there will be a lot of teasing of all the new movies that will be coming from the various movie studios, including from our friends at the Walt Disney Studios which has just released a new trailer about a sports film.
Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” is about a sports agent played by AMC’s “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm who is desperate to save his career by trying to get cricket players to play in major league baseball. He’ll certainly be saving a lot more than his career as the movie goes on, of course. Read the full synopsis of the film below and watch the trailer above!
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 turninto a Major League Baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a realityshow 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 toAmerica 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.
It has certainly been a while since Disney has ventured into the sports theme territory and they’re trusting that the story will once again reign supreme as they continue to shape their appearance of one that just creates animated kids movies to a studio that can do it all. “Million Dollar Arm” is slated for release on May 16, 2014.
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