The star of AMC’s "Mad Men," Jon Hamm, has been cast by Disney to star in a feature film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project is a drama about a sports agent who discovers two phenom baseball pitchers through a reality TV show, the story reports.
"The Million Dollar Arm" is based on the true story of agent J.B. Bernstein, who found two Indian cricket players — via a reality TV show called “The Million Dollar Arm” — and brought them to America to turn them into major leaguers. The players, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, went on to sign contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Disney is behind the project, with Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray of Mayhem Pictures producing with Joe Roth and Palek Patel.