In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing about the game of baseball. Or America. It’s an incredible and touching journey that will change them all — especially JB, who learns valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment and family.
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.
In 2008, J. B. Bernstein is a sports agent who finds his business being seriously outplayed by his deep-pocketed competitors. Inspired by reality shows and Indian cricket games on TV, Bernstein gets the bold idea of finding cricket players in India and training them to become pro baseball players in America. After a long search, Bernstein finds two talented, but non-cricket playing, youths, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel. Together, Berthstein takes his prospects to Los Angeles where they find mastering a new sport in a foreign land a daunting challenge. As these boys struggle amid an alien culture, Bernstein must find a way to make their dream come true. In doing, Bernstein finds a deeper humanity to his work with growing friendships he never expected to have. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Tagline:||Sometimes to win, sometimes you have to change the game|
|Cast:||Aasif Mandvi, Al Sapienza, Alan Arkin, Allyn Rachel, Bar Paly, Bill Paxton, Gabriela Lopez, Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash, Ravi Naidu, Suraj Sharma, Tzi Ma|