Craig Gillespie‘s Million Dollar Arm stars Jon Hamm in a fictionalized story of a sports agent who finds himself marginalized in the business at home, and comes up with a scheme to find a new pitching star in India. Disney’s movie looks like exactly the sort of true-story sports film we’ve seen from Disney in the past, and does give actors like Aasif Mandvi, Suraj Sharma, and Lake Bell a chance to play with Hamm on the big screen. Check out a trailer below.  Read More »

Fright Night may not have done massive business for Disney and DreamWorks, but it was good enough to keep the principals on board at Disney. Screenwriter Marti Noxon was just announced as part of a new Pixar project, and now Fright Night remake director Craig Gillespie, who also made Lars and the Real Girl, is in talks to make the baseball drama Million Dollar Arm. Jon Hamm remains set to star. Read More »

Anyone who loves entertainment dreams of having an IMDB page as varied and strong as Tom McCarthy‘s. Not only is he a successful actor who has enjoyed roles on respected shows like The Wire and Boston Public, he’s appeared in blockbuster films like Meet the Parents and 2012, he’s a talented writer (with three films and a story credit on Up) and an awesome director (his upcoming third film, Win Win, was one of our favorites of the Sundance Film Festival). Next up, McCarthy will take those prolific skills to the baseball diamond as he’s been hired to write Million Dollar Arm for Disney, based on the story of sports agent J.B. Bernstein who found two professional pitchers through an Indian reality TV show. Read more about the story and the deal after the jump. Read More »