Jon Hamm lands first leading film role in "The Million Dollar Arm"

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 13: Actor Jon Hamm attends the PaleyFest 2012 honoring of "Mad Men" held at the Saban Theatre on March 13, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Jason Merritt

Jon Hamm attends the PaleyFest 2012 honoring of "Mad Men" on March 13, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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(CBS News) Jon Hamm is heading back to the big screen - this time, in a leading role.

The "Mad Men" star is attached to the Disney sports drama "The Million Dollar Arm," Deadline reports. 

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The film is based on the true story of American sports agent J.B. Bernstein, who staged a reality show in India to find cricket players who could play professional baseball, according to Deadline. He ended up bringing 19-year-olds Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel to the U.S., where they because the first Indian players to sign with a major league team.

This will be Hamm's first leading film role. His other movie credits include supporting roles in "Friends with Kids," "Bridesmaids" and "The Town."

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