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First Look: Million Dollar Arm

Hey, you know that story about the two javelin throwers-turned-cricket players from India that, after taking part in a reality show, came to the States, tried out for and got signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates?

If so, you probably won't need to see "Million Dollar Arm"…the film version of that very same story.  Unless you're a fan of Jon Hamm.

Here's the synopsis of "Million Dollar Arm" courtesy Moviefone.

JB Bernstein's career as a sports agent is on the wane when he comes up with an idea from out of left field. JB (Hamm) enlists former baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin) to join him on a trip to India to find the fastest cricket pitcher in the land. As part of a reality show called "Million Dollar Arm," JB and Ray recruit Dinesh (Madhur Mittal, "Slumdog Millionaire") and Rinku (Suraj Sharma, "Life of Pi") to come with them back to America to compete for contracts in the major leagues. Then JB hires Tom House (Bill Paxton) to train Dinesh and Rinku for their big try-outs.

Oh, and before you get all, "I wonder how this will end" about this movie, remember this…you've never heard the names Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel and this movie is being distributed by Disney.  And while it's full of fist bumps and, probably, ESPN cameos (look for Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin and Curt Schilling in the trailer), let's just pray there are no talking animals.

"Million Dollar Arm" hits theaters May 16, 2014.