Why in the World is Jon Hamm Starring in an Earnest, Feel-Good Disney Movie?
I’m not entirely sure why, but the guy is from the midwest, and my guess is that he has a sentimental attachment to baseball, and Million Dollar Arm at least brings an international angle to a decidedly American sport.
It’s about real-life sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) who goes to India and creates a reality show to find a baseball player from among the country’s untapped pool of talented arms. It’s fish out of water (Hamm in India, the Indian players in America); it’s based on a true story; it has international appeal; and it’s got Disney inspirational formula written all over it. It’s gonna do gangbusters, which isn’t so bad if it means that Lake Bell finally gets some mainstream recognition, and if it means bringing more exposure to Hamm.
God knows I’ll watch the crap out of it because I’m a pathetic sucker for earnest sports movies.
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