Craig Gillespie had a big indie success with Lars & The Real Girl in 2007, but his feature film follow-up, Fright Night, wasn’t so popular. Now he’s plotting another movie as Variety reports that he is in talks to join Disney’s real-life baseball drama Million Dollar Arm.
Back in May Jon Hamm signed up to star in the movie, playing sports agent J.B. Bernstein, who discovered professional pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel through a reality show in India. The two imports became the first Indian players to get signed by pro baseball teams when they got contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Tom McCarthy (Win Win) penned the script with Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Palak Patel and Joe Roth producing. It isn’t clear when the movie might shoot.