'Life of Pi's' Suraj Sharma Joins Disney Baseball Drama 'Million Dollar Arm'

Suraj Sharma
Suraj Sharma
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Suraj Sharma is joining the starting lineup for Disney's baseball drama Million Dollar Arm, THR has confirmed.

The film, which stars Jon Hamm, will mark the actor's first major role since his Life of Pi turn.

Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) is set to direct the sports drama, which is a co-production between Mayhem Pictures and Roth Films.

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With a screenplay by Tom McCarthy, the story centers on J.B. Bernstein, a real-life sports agent who discovered professional pitchers Dinesh Patel and Rinku Singh through a reality show he staged in India by auditioning 40,000 cricket players.

Sharma will play one of the pitchers. Alan Arkin is also onboard as a retired baseball scout.

Mayhem's Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray are producing alongside Joe RothPalak Patel is exec producing.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in May in India and then Atlanta.

Sharma is repped by CAA.

Email: Tatiana.Siegel@THR.com, Twitter: @TatianaSiegel27

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