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Alan Arkin Joins ‘Million Dollar Arm’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Thesp will portray retired baseball scout

Alan Arkin has come on board Disney’s baseball drama “Million Dollar Arm” opposite Jon Hamm.

Mayhem Pictures and Roth Films are producing. Production begins next month in Mumbai with shooting also taking place in Atlanta.

“Lars and the Real Girl” helmer Craig Gillespie is directing from a script by Tom McCarthy (“Win Win”). Hamm will portray a real-life sports agent who discovered professional pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel through a reality show he staged in India with cricket players.

The agent, J.B. Bernstein, noted how similar the game’s throwing motion was to that of baseball pitchers and created the reality show “Million Dollar Arm” to audition 40,000 cricket players.

Arkin will play a retired baseball scout. He’s currently seen in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” recently wrapped boxing comedy “Grudge Match” and was up for an Oscar in “Argo” earlier this year.

Arkin is repped by ICM Partners and manager Estelle Lasher.

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