A R Rahman scores music for upcoming Hollywood film Million Dollar Arm
After scoring the music for Slumdog Millionaire & 127 hours, music maestro A R Rahman will once again compose the background score for an upcoming Disney’s film Million Dollar Arm. For the film Rahman has composed a host of original scores, along with lending his chartbusters from the past. The soundtrack album has seven original songs. The original scores will be a mix of English, Tamil and Hindi songs. In Walt Disney Pictures’ drama “Million Dollar Arm,” the fate of JB Bernstein’s career as sports agents rests with finding an exceptionally gifted young cricket pitcher in India, who can be trained for an American major league baseball team
The film is set to release in India on 9th May, a week before the US release.
A R Rahman tweeted “Have been busy finishing the soundtrack album of Million Dollar Arm. It features collaborations with Iggy, Kendrick Lamar (in the movie only), KT Tunstall , Sukhwinder Singh, Raghav Mathur…And a surprise Tamil song from my 90s collection, during the end credits, featuring K S Chithra and Unnikrishnan…And of course, lots of underscore…”
Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.