Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Done In 60 Seconds Competition 2015
Guide To Marvel's Infinity War
The Making Of The West Wing
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Martin Freeman Wants To Do The Taliban Shuffle
He's in talks to join Tina Fey's new film
Brad Pitt Activates Alpha
A new idea from Robopocalypse's Daniel H. Wilson
Penelope Cruz Set For Zoolander 2
Co-starring with Ben Stiller
Bryce Dallas Howard May Meet Pete's Dragon
She's in talks for the Disney reboot
Andrew Garfield May Head To Hacksaw Ridge
Mel Gisbon in talks to direct the drama
Matt Smith Encounters Patient Zero
Somebody needs a doctor
Steve McQueen Finds Widows
He's adapting Lynda La Plante's 1980s TV series
Jason Reitman Plans A Heist
Nick Hornby to adapt I Would Only Rob Banks For My Family
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 November 2014
First Trailer For The Cobbler
Adam Sandler stars in Tom McCarthy's latest
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Minions
26 June 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Grudge Match (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Life Of Pi (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Argo (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Friends With Kids (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Suraj Sharma Has Million Dollar Arm
Joining baseball drama with Jon Hamm

19 April 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

Suraj Sharma

Craig Gillespie's Disney baseball drama Million Dollar Arm is coming together quickly now, with Jon Hamm and Alan Arkin already stepping up to the plate. What it lacked until now was either of its converted Indian cricketers, but the first to play ball has just been announced: Suruj Sharma will be making it the follow up to his impressive breakout in Life Of Pi.

If you're new here, the film is based on a true story which saw sports agent JB Bernstein decided that bowling in cricket was much the same as pitching in baseball. He therefore staged a reality TV contest  - the Million Dollar Arm of the title - in India, where the winning cricketers would be shipped off to the States for a new career. Ultimately triumphant were Dinesh Patel and Riku Singh, who both ended up playing for the Gulf Coast League Pirates. It's not yet clear which of the two Sharma will be playing.

Hamm is Bernstein, while Arkin is doing his Argo old-man-well-versed-in-the-game thing again as a retired talent scout. Tom McCarthy, who wrote Win Win and The Visitor, is on screenplay duty, and the film starts shooting imminently in Mumbai.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Podcast 57: Evil Dead And Rebellion
Kassovitz! Alvarez! Levy!
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 48% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Josh Hutcherson On The Hunger Games Phenomenon
'I've done my fair share of young adult material now'

What Is A Squidward? A Beginner's Guide To SpongeBob SquarePants
If you aren’t already a massive fan, prepare to become one

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Robert De Niro
The heavyweight champion of character immersion, explosive rage and jawdropping subtleties

Empire Meets Thelma Schoonmaker
On editing Scorsese, GoodFellas and a life in film

5 Possible Captain America: Civil War Roles For Daniel Brühl
Failing a Red Skull return, here are some Marvel villains the actor could play...

Kit Harington On How To Train Your Dragon 2
As the sequel hits home entertainment, we talk to the Game Of Thrones star

Who's Who In Duncan Jones' Warcraft
The characters, the conflict and (possibly) the whole damned plot

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)