Mo’ne Davis Inspires Disney Channel Biopic ‘Throw Like Mo’
Earlier this week, it was announced that little league sensation Mo’ne Davis’ would be debuting a new sneaker line to benefit impoverished girls. Now, the 13-year-old is getting a chance for her story to be told in a Disney biopic.
The Disney Channel announced that they are developing a made-for-tv movie about the pitcher called Throw Like Mo. Davis will serve as a consultant 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.”
The talented teen made history last summer as the first girl to pitch a shutout in the Little League World series. Since, the fame had made Mo’ne’s life a whirlwind, but she is happy to be an inspiration to others.
“There are so many great things happening to me right now and it’s a very exciting time in my life,” Davis said in a statement. “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.”
Throw Like Mo does not have an official release date.
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