It was probably inevitable, but our nation's ongoing economic difficulties have finally hit Hollywood. How bad is it? Well, consider this: Just eight years ago, a million dollars was able to land Hillary Swank an entire baby. Now, though, according to The Hollywood Reporter, that same million dollars will get you just a single arm.
But at least "The Million Dollar Arm" is attached to Jon Hamm.
Or, to be more precise, Jon Hamm is attached to star in "The Million Dollar Arm," a brand new sports drama from Disney.
And in the tradition of previous Disney sports hits like "The Rookie" and "Miracle," "The Million Dollar Arm" is based on an amazing true story. Back in 2008, American sports agent J. B. Bernstein "discovered a pair of teenaged Indian cricket players by creating a reality TV show aimed at finding a person who could throw a baseball the fastest."
Those players ended up becoming the first Indian athletes ever signed by Major League Baseball teams. Just who will be playing pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel is unknown, but with Hamm aboard, one thing is certain: The movie is going to look like a million bucks.
Guess that financial crisis isn't so bad after all.