Jon Hamm Has a Million Dollar Arm
The drama centers sports agent J.B. Bernstein, who discovered professional pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel through a reality show he staged in India with cricket players. In India he wound up hatching the reality show Million Dollar Arm and auditioning 40,000 hopefuls. He brought back the two 19-year old finalists to the U.S., but it wasn't as simple as signing with a ball club and heading to the minor leagues. Neither player had ever traveled beyond their rural village and the agent had to teach them about American culture and speaking English as he did the rules of baseball. The two imports became the first Indian players to sign pro baseball teams when they got contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Tom McCarhty wrote the script with Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Palak Patel and Joe Roth producing.
Production on the project is expected to begin this fall.
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