Okay, so you all know I am SUPER excited to be attending the Hollywood premiere of Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" starring THE Jon Hamm. (He's a huge deal in my close circles, and I know plenty of ladies who turn to a pile of mush at the very mention of his name.)
This movie is bound to be one of the best movies of the year, and has an amazing story line. Which is based on a true story, by the way! I don't know about you, but I love feel-good, real stories. It seems there is so much negativity nowadays in the media and news, so something that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside is always a treat.
Here's the official boilerplate:
Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
Directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay written by Tom McCarthy, Walt Disney Pictures’ drama “Million Dollar Arm” stars Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell and Alan Arkin. The producers are Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Joe Roth. The executive producers are Palak Patel, Kevin Halloran, Bill Simmons and Connor Schell. The film will be release in the United States on May 16, 2014.
Sounds pretty awesome, right? Especially for all those die-hard baseball fans out there. (Go Tribe!) I am literally on pins and needles with anticipation and cannot wait to see it in Hollywood in just a few days. In the meantime, I am being teased by great clips like this brand new one:
Million Dollar Arm will be hitting theaters everywhere on May 16, 2014. Be sure to mark your calendars and schedule a date or family movie night!
You can follow along on social media to stay on top of the latest news, clips and more:
Website and Mobile Site: www.Disney.com/MillionDollarArm
Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MillionDollarArm
Follow on Twitter: @DisneyPictures
And remember! I will be in Hollywood from May 4th-May 7th and will be sharing, tweeting, instagramming, etc the whole time. To follow along, please follow me on twitter @oopsimpregnant
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