Jon Hamm to Headline Million Dollar Arm


“Mad Men” star John Hamm has, according to Deadline, signed on to play sports agent J.B. Bernstein in the upcoming Million Dollar Arm.

The film, scripted by Tom McCarhty, is based on the true story of Bernstein and 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.

Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Palak Patel and Joe Roth are producing with a plan of starting production this fall.

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