Check out these pictures from The Walt Disney Studios Presentation at Cinema-con. The event was hosted by Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, and Dave Hollis, EVP, Theatrical Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios.
Jon Hamm, star of the upcoming "Million Dollar Arm", was on hand to receive the CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting and afterwards there was a special screening of the film.
For him because it's about baseball and I think it will have an uplifting message. That's a win right there.
For me because it's about family, teamwork and a positive message. All things I enjoy in a movie. Plus, I've been a big fan of Jon Hamm's work as Don Draper the advertising executive on Mad Men. If anyone can deliver this part he can. I also think he is the next George Clooney. Just saying ladies. You have to admit, he is easy on the eyes;)
What's "Million Dollar Arm" all about?In Walt Disney Pictures’ drama “Million Dollar Arm,” the fate of JB Bernstein’s career as a sports agent rests with finding an exceptionally gifted young cricket pitcher in India, who can be trained for an American major league baseball team.
Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he 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 “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (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.
MILLION DOLLAR ARM
U.S. Release date:
Running Time: TBD
Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash and Alan Arkin
Director: Craig Gillespie
Producers: Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Joe Roth
Executive Producers: Palak Patel, Kevin Hollaran, Bill Simmons, Connor Schell
Written by: Tom McCarthy
Directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay written by Tom McCarthy, Walt Disney Pictures’ drama “Million Dollar Arm” stars Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash and Alan Arkin. The producers are Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Joe Roth. The executive producers are Palak Patel, Kevin Hollaran, Bill Simmons and Connor Schell. The film will be release in the United States on .
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