A lot of films have been made inspired from sports. Million Dollar Arm is inspired by the true story of baseball players Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel who were discovered by sports agent J.B Bernstein. Mad Men hottie John Hamm plays the lead role of J.B. Bernstein along with Bill Paxton as coach Tom House, Suraj Sharma as Singh, Madhur Mittal as Patel.
The film revolves around Hamm ass the sports agent who creates an unconventional strategy to recruit amateur Indian cricket players to play baseball. Like a lot of sports films this story too portrays talent recruited from a foreign land making it big in America. There are some funny instances when Ham visits India although showing animals on the streets is an overused clichÃ© to depict the country.
A.R. Rahman has composed the soundtrack for the film and it has been shot in Mumbai, Atlanta and LA. The movie releases on Friday the 9th of May.
Will the Craig Gillespie directed Million Dollar Arm hit a home run at the box office?