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Baseball players from India. A sports agent from Miami. It all makes for strange bedfellows. It's all the strange-but-true plot from the new movie "Million Dollar Arm." And star Jon Hamm told Deco he was too intimidated to "Hamm" it up.

Jon Hamm's a sports agent in the midst of a major slump in "Million Dollar Arm." Desperate, he gets a wild idea watching cricket on TV.

He heads to India looking for boys who can throw. He brings two hopefuls home to train for a major league tryout. It's a crazy but true story, one co-star Lake Bell found incredible.

Lake Bell: "It does have a lot of heart, but it comes from a true place. I mean, for the kids who experienced it, it's profound and massively life-changing."

It changed Bernstein, too. Having him and his protégés on set spooked Hamm.

Jon Hamm: "A situation where you don't want to get it wrong, cause he's literally right there. And he says, like, 'It didn't happen that way.'"

Plus, he's got pro athletes for friends.

Jon Hamm: "Yeah, he has that, so he has a lot of big guys who can beat you up if you do it wrong."

Bernstein's based out of Miami, and he loves him some Deco.

J.B. Bernstein: "I do. I do know Deco Drive. I love it. I love it. That and Ocean Drive magazine, they're my two favorite local news. I get all the good gossip right there."

Rinku Singh is one of the real men who made it to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Rinku Singh: "And thank God that I made the decision to come in America."

Not an easy choice, though.

Rinku Singh: "Tough, tough, but you know, I'm glad, you know, that I made the decision. There's so many things that I learned that I would have never learned or never thought about if I was being in India."

How to throw fast wasn't one of them.

J.B. Bernstein: "The one thing I can tell you about throwing hard is, it's not something you can learn, and that was kind of how this whole thing was born. It's really something you're born with, and so these guys were lucky they were born with it. So I can't, I'm just an agent."


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