Jon Hamm Joins Tom McCarthy's Million Dollar Arm

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-05-09 20:23:00discussion comments
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One of the luxuries of being on a cable show instead of a network show is that, while there is a smaller viewership, there are about half as many episodes produced,, leaving the actors many opportunities to pursue other projects. Jon Hamm has taken advantage of this a lot and often. When he's not filming episodes of Mad Men he is off making great films like The Town and Bridesmaids and guest starring on television shows like Children's Hospital, 30 Rock, and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. Hamm never seems to stop hustling, and he's keeping the flow going with yet another movie.

Deadline reports that Hamm is now set to star in Million Dollar Arm, the new film from writer/director Tom McCarthy. The film is based on the true story of J.B. Bernstein, a sports agent who discovered two pitchers in the Indian cricket leagues and turned them into professional baseball players by staging a reality show looking for new talent. The two players at the center of the story were Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel and Million Dollar Arm was the name of the reality show that Bernstein created. Outside of Sunday nights on AMC, Hamm was most recently seen in the Jennifer Westfeldt dramedy Friends With Kids.

Hamm is quickly becoming one of our most versatile actors and it's great to hear him getting more roles. I do hope that Million Dollar Arm is more of a comedy, as Hamm is actually quite a gifted comedian when given the right material.
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