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Disney Channel to Develop Biopic on Mo'ne Davis


According to Variety, Disney Channel has announced plans to film a biopic, Throw Like Mo, about Little League phenom Mo’ne Davis.


13-year-old Mo'ne made history as the first female pitcher to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series in August 2014.


Naketha Mattocks, Vice President, Original Movies, Disney Channels said, “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. 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.”

Mo'ne has already achieved incredible feats in her short time in the spotlight. Earlier this month, she published her first book, and famed filmmaker Spike Lee shot a documentary on her.

“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,” Davis said.

Can't wait to watch!


Photo: GENE J. PUSKAR/AP

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