Disney Channel has announced a biopic on history-making sports phenom Mo’ne Davis is currently in the works, titled Throw Like Mo’.
The 13-year-old became the first female to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series last summer, and the first Little League player to make the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Mo’ne, who just released her first book, Remember My Name, will consult on the Disney project along with espnW.
Throw Like Mo’ will be written by Sheldon Candis (LUV) and Justin Wilson (A Slave In The White House).
Emmy-nominated producer Debra Martin Chase (The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants / The Cheetah Girl movie) will serve as executive producer.
“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,” Monet said. “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.”