Thirteen-year-old Mo’ne Davis made history in August 2014 as the first female to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series. Now Disney Channel is developing Throw Like Mo, a biographical original movie, that will tell the sports prodigy’s inspiring story. Davis, a member of Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, and the first Little League player to make the cover of Sports Illustrated, will consult on the project.
Emmy-nominated producer Debra Martin Chase (The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, The Cheetah Girl movies, Lemonade Mouth) will executive produce. Writers are LUV and A Slave In The White House’s Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson. espnW will also consult on the movie.
“Mo’ne is not only a top-notch athlete in three different sports — baseball, basketball and soccer, but she is an exemplary student and someone who will remind our audiences that they can do anything with hard work, dedication and belief in themselves, said Naketha Mattocks, Vice President, Original Movies, Disney Channels. “We know her story will inspire audiences regardless of their age, culture or gender and I am thrilled to have Debra, Sheldon and Justin leading the charge to bring this movie to life.”
“There are so many great things happening to me right now and it’s a very exciting time in my life,” said Davis. “A year ago, I never would have thought that Disney Channel would make a movie about me. I can’t wait to get started and I hope it will encourage other viewers to believe that dreams really do come true.”