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May 10, 2012

"Mad Men" Star to Front Disney Baseball Flick

Hey, you know that story about the two javelin throwers from India that, after taking part in a reality show, came to the States, tried out for and got signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates?

If so, you probably won't need to see "Million Dollar Arm"...the film version of the that very same story.

Unless you're a fan of Jon Hamm.

The "Mad Men" star (and St. Louis Cardinals fan) has signed on to star in, well, this is what Deadline Hollywood had to say.

Mad Men star Jon Hamm has become attached to play a sports agent in Million Dollar Arm, the drama based on the true story of how sports agent J.B. Bernstein discovered professional pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel through a reality show he staged in India with cricket players. Mayhem Pictures’ Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray are producing with Joe Roth and Palak Patel of Roth Films. Thomas McCarthy wrote the script and the plan is to shoot in the fall.

And before you get all, "I wonder how this will end" about this movie, remember've never heard the names Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel and this movie is being distributed by Disney.

Let's pray there's no talking animals.

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