MILLION DOLLAR ARM is an upcoming biographical sports drama film directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, 2011’s Fright Night), based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel who were discovered by sports agent J.B. Bernstein after winning a reality show competition. The film stars Jon Hamm as Bernstein, Bill Paxton as pitching coach Tom House, Suraj Sharma as Singh, Madhur Mittal as Patel, and Alan Arkin.
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.