Craig Gillespie Eyes Million Dollar Arm

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The film planning to begin production soon, Million Dollar Arm appears to have found a director in Craig Gillespie, Variety reports.

“Mad Men” star John Hamm is attached to headline the project, playing sports agent J.B. Bernstein in the true story of how he discovered professional pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel through his Indian reality show.

The show, “Million Dollar Arm,” launched in India in 2008. More than 40,000 contestants auditioned, including Singh and Patel, who emerged as the two finalists and eventually signed professional contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Gillespie has previously directed a wide range of projects, including Lars and the Real Girl, Mr. Woodcock and, most recently, Fright Night.

Tom McCarthy is providing the screenplay with Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Palak Patel and Joe Roth producing.

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