Tom McCarthy, the super talented (IMO) writer/director/actor who most recently completed his Sundance film “Win-Win” has been tapped to rewrite Mitch Glazer’s adaptation of the true story in THE MILLION DOLLAR ARM. The project is based on a true story of American sports agent Jeff Bernstein, who discovered two Indian teenagers in a village who could throw 95mph fastballs, and brought them back to the US, moved in with them, teaching them english, american culture, and the game of baseball. At 19 years old, they signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates with million dollar contracts. Previously set up at Sony, the film now calls Disney home, with Joe Roth, Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Palak Patel producing. John Schultz is attached to direct.
McCarthy is repped by Gersh.