‘Life of Pi’ Star Suraj Sharma Bags Lead Role in Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | April 21, 2013 6:25 PM EST
Indian actor Suraj Sharma, following his successful debut in Oscar winning film "Life of Pi", has bagged his second Hollywood project in Disney's baseball drama "Million Dollar Arm", reported Hollywood Reporter.
Directed by Craig Gillespie of "Lars and the Real Girl" fame, the film also stars "Mad Men" actor Jon Hamm.
The film is based on the real life incident of Bernstein's search for Baseball players through the reality show "Million Dollar Arm".
Bernstein discovered pitchers Dinesh Patiel and Rinku Singh from amongst 40,000 cricket players in India. Both the pitchers went on to play in American League for Pittsburg Pirates.
Sharma will play the lead role as one of the pitchers in the Disney drama, while Hamm will be seen enacting the role of sports agent JB Bernstein.
The film will be produced under the collaboration of Mayhem Pictures and Roth Films. Thomas McCarthy (UP) will write the screenplay for the film.
The shooting will begin in Mumbai and Atlanta from May this year.
Sharma recently won the 'Best Scared As Sh* t Performance' in the MTV Awards for his role in the Ang Lee' directed "Life of Pi".
He was also honoured with the Best Youth in Film trophy at the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards held earlier this year.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
Join the Conversation
- 'The Bold And The Beautiful' Spoilers For Oct. 1, 2014: Hope Reveals Something To Wyatt And Katie Almost Loses A Loved One [WATCH VIDEO]
- 'The Bachelor Australia' Season 2 Preview: Someone Drops The L Bomb, Marriage Proposal In Season Finale
- ‘Orange is the New Black Story’ Season 3 Update: New Corrections Officer To Be Introduced, Likely To Take Pornstache's Position At Litchfield Penitentiary
- “American Horror Story” Season 4 Spoilers: Emma Roberts' Maggie And Evan Peters’ Jimmy Darling To Be In A Romantic Relationship
- ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5: Human Flesh Burgers Unveiled To Celebrate TWD’s New Season
- Google HTC Nexus 9 Tablet October 24 Launch Date Benefits Many
- Apple iPhone 6 vs. OnePlus One: With Invitation-Only Model Rested, OnePlus One Can Be A Real Threat To iPhone 6
- Galaxy Note 4 vs Nexus 6: Which Smartphone Dominates
- MH 370 Search In Ocean To Intensify With Hi Tech Ships Joining The Plane Hunt From October
- New Windows OS Is Not Windows 9, Microsoft To Launch Windows 10 As New OS Build
- Samsung Aware Of Gap Issue On Galaxy Note 4, Mentions It As Important Manufacturing Feature In Note 4 User Manual
- Airstrikes Against ISIS Has Claimed Innocent Lives In Syria, Dubbed ‘Ineffective’ By Jihadi Fighters, US Military To Ask For More Spending Money