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Life of Pi's Suraj Sharma joins Disney baseball movie

Life of Pi

Story by Jack Foley

LIFE Of Pi breakthrough star Suraj Sharma has joined the cast of Disney’s baseball drama Million Dollar Arm.

The film, which stars Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, focuses on JB 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.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sharma will play one of the pitchers.

Alan Arkin has also joined the cast as a retired baseball scout.

Craig Gillespie (of Lars & The Real Girl fame) is to direct the sports drama from a script by Tom McCarthy.

Shooting is due to commence in India and then Atlanta in May.

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