When it comes to baseball here in the UK we might not have the passion of our American cousins however thrown in cricket we might just be bowled over like Jon Hamm, watch UK trailer for Million Dollar Arm.
Disney Pictures have sent us over the UK trailer of the film that has successful run Stateside, a film starring Jon Hamm as JB a struggling American Sports Agent.With his business career falling apart around his feet JB travels to India in a last ditch effort to save his job to watch a young cricketer whom he wants to mould into the next big major star in baseball. In his time in India he finds 2 young boys with an unique talent brings them to LA who struggle and open up JB’s eyes to family comes first before any deal.
Million Dollar Arm is one of those films Disney do well, deliver something that has a topic that may not be popular here in UK, but the House of Mouse has a magic that makes it worthwhile.Cricket is a popular sport in UK and that will attract many people here plus it’s a story with a moral.
Million Dollar Arm arrives in UK cinemas on 29th August and co-stars Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Alan Arkin, Lake Bell, and Bill Paxton.
Based on a true story, MILLION DOLLAR ARM is an inspirational and uplifting journey packed with funny moments which celebrates teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family. With business failing, struggling US sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) travels to India in a last ditch effort to save his career by finding a young cricketer to turn into a major sports star. With the help of a cantankerous retired talent scout (Alan Arkin) JB sets up a national contest called “The Million Dollar Arm” and discovers Rinku (played by Life of Pi’s Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Slumdog Millionaire’s Madhur Mittal), two 18-year-old boys who have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to make a quick buck he brings them to LA to train, however the boys, who have never left their rural villages before, struggle as they try to adjust to their new life and cope with the pressure being heaped on them. His livelihood on the line and relationship with the boys at stake, with the help of his friend Brenda (Lake Bell) JB realizes that family and friendships are more important than sealing the deal.