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Watch: 4 Clips From 'Million Dollar Arm' Starring Jon Hamm & Lake Bell Get On The Mound

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2014 4:40 PM
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Million Dollar Arm
The saying goes, "If you build it, they will come" but sometimes, you have to go to India first. Spring is here, and baseball season is starting, and Disney is getting on the mound with "Million Dollar Arm," another inspirational sports movie with a fish-out-of-water twist.

Watch: Jon Hamm Goes From Madison Avenue To India In Trailer For 'Million Dollar Arm'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2013 11:28 AM
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Million Dollar Arm
It might feel like this year's World Series is a distant memory, but in just a few months players will be back on the field for spring training. And for those of you eager for the small of grass, hot dogs, beer and spending four hours watching a game involving bats and balls, Disney has a treat.

Interview: ‘In A World...’ Filmmaker Lake Bell Talks ‘Childrens Hospital’ As Directing Boot Camp, Shifting Role Of Kickstarter & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 5, 2013 11:00 AM
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In A World
In our interview with her at Sundance London back in May, Lake Bell explained that she'd always had the inclination to direct, but she was “steadfast on the path to being an actor." Now, a short year after helming a short film "Worst Enemy" and some episodes of "Childrens Hospital," the “It’s Complicated” and “How To Make It in America” actress’ feature debut "In A World" goes into theatrical release this week. The ensemble film — which won excellent reviews (us included) and the Best Screenplay award at Sundance — stars Bell as Carol, a voiceover artist looking to break into the Hollywood industry, who faces competition from her veteran voice star father (Fred Melamed) and his clique-minded male colleagues.

Exclusive: Lake Bell Joining Jon Hamm & Suraj Sharma In Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 29, 2013 10:16 AM
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The trouble with being multi-talented is that you can't be in more than one place at once. And so it is with Lake Bell. The actress has been a reliable scene-stealer over the last decade or so, but she's been mostly absent from our screens of late, having spent much of the last few years prepping her thoroughly enjoyable directorial debut "In A World..." (she was even missing from much of the last season of the excellent "Children's Hospital," although she directed a couple of episodes).

'Life Of Pi' Star Suraj Sharma & Alan Arkin Join Baseball Flick 'Million Dollar Arm' With Jon Hamm

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • April 18, 2013 6:19 PM
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In his first role since his breakout performance as the title character in “Life of Pi,” Suraj Sharma has chosen to play another Indian boy on a remarkable journey -- this time in the real-life tale “Million Dollar Arm” as a cricket player who wins a reality television competition and a contract to play baseball in the United States. Of the two actual pitchers, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, it is unclear which one Sharma will be playing. Alan Arkin has also signed on to embody another industry veteran type after his Oscar-nominated turn in “Argo,” this time as a retired baseball scout.

'Lars & The Real Girl' Director Craig Gillespie To Massage Jon Hamm's 'Million Dollar Arm'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 20, 2012 9:11 AM
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After the disappointing returns for the unfortunately underrated "Fright Night," followed by his exit on "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies," director Craig Gillespie is dusting himself off and picking himself up. This summer he got attached to direct Will Ferrell in "The Flamingo Thief," and now he's headed to the baseball diamond with Jon Hamm.

'Win Win' & 'The Visitor' Writer/Director Tom McCarthy To Write Baseball Pic 'Million Dollar Arm'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 9:14 AM
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2011 is turning out to be a banner year for writer/director Tom McCarthy. The helmer recently premiered his latest effort "Win Win" at the Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews which should carry over to his biggest box office success and exposure to date (if it gets more people to watch "The Station Agent" and "The Visitor" then it's a win-win right? -- sorry we had to go there). Anyway, Hollywood is paying attention.

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