'Million Dollar Arm' Trailer: Jon Hamm Outsources Pitching

December 23, 2013


In Million Dollar Arm, Jon Hamm joins the likes of Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire and Brad Pitt in Moneyball to be our handsomest escort into the back-office world of sports. The Craig Gillespie film sees Hamm play J.B. Bernstein, the athletics business vet who first came up with the idea that cricket pitchers might be re-trained to ably pitch a baseball. As such, he set up the Indian reality game show The Million Dollar Arm with the goal of finding viable candidates for his experiment, and he ended up getting a couple 19-year-olds from Lucknow signed to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lake Bell co-stars as Hamm's Renée Zellweger, while Jonathan Lipnicki's job being adorably precocious has now been outsourced to three Indian guys.

It's The Feel-Good Movie of the Year. Just as soon as someone gives them that quote to slap on here.

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