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Million Dollar Arm


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Distributor U.S. Release

Sony Pictures (Formerly In Talks)  Worldwide

Production Companies

Columbia Pictures (Formerly In Talks)

Storylines 3

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) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma), 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.
the official version from disney.com on December 29, 2013

Based on a true story of an American sports agent who discovered two Indian teenagers in a village who could throw 95mph fastballs, and brought them back to the US, moved in with them, teaching them english, american culture, and the game of baseball. At 19 years old, they signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates with million dollar contracts.
from pressreleasenetwork.com on November 8, 2009

Production History as of November 30, 2013

Completed

Production

Principal photography has begun on locations in India, Georgia and Los Angeles.

Pre-Production

Plan to shoot in the fall of 2012

Development

Running Time

2 hours,4 minutes

Shooting Locations

May 2013:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
May 2013:
India