From the looks of things, it appears the new Disney movie “Million Dollar Arm” is an updated version of 1996′s “Jerry MacGuire,” but with baseball and the country of India. From Australian director Craig Gillespie and writer Tom McCarthy, comes a new film featuring Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, and Aasif Mandvi. Read the synopsis below:
“American baseball agent J.B. Bernstein, whose career has been overshadowed by local sports competitors, is inspired to stage a reality sports series in India in an attempt to attract proficient cricket players. Through the contest, Bernstein enlists Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel and brings them to the United States to train with baseball coach Tom House, with the intent of ultimately having the cricketers become contracted by a Major League Baseball team. During their stay, Singh and Patel adapt to an American lifestyle while under the care of Bernstein, who is simultaneously shaping his own personal life.”
While it looks somewhat cheesy, it’s a Disney movie after all, “Million Dollar Arm” is worth watching just because Tom McCarthy wrote its screenplay. If you’re not familiar with the work of Tom McCarthy, then do yourself a favor and watch the movies “The Station Agent,” “The Visitor,” and “Win Win.” He’s a diamond in the rough! No pun intended!
Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” will hit theaters everywhere on May 16, 2014.