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[03/19/15 - 08:00 AM]
Mo'ne Davis Movie, "Throw Like Mo," in Development for Disney Channel
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 movie.

[via press release from Disney Channel]

MO'NE DAVIS MOVIE, "THROW LIKE MO," IN DEVELOPMENT FOR DISNEY CHANNEL

-- Davis and espnW on Deck to Consult, Debra Martin Chase to Executive Produce --

Development is underway on a Disney Channel Original Movie "Throw Like Mo" - a biographical movie that will tell the inspiring story of Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old sports prodigy who made history in August 2014 as the first female to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series. 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 movie.

"Throw Like Mo" will be executive-produced by the Emmy Award-nominated producer Debra Martin Chase ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," Disney Channel's "The Cheetah Girls" movies and "Lemonade Mouth"). The writers are Sheldon Candis (writer and director of "LUV," "A Slave in the White House" and director of Under Armour's Misty Copeland campaign "I Will What I Want") and Justin Wilson ("LUV," "A Slave in the White House"). espnW, which has extensively covered the achievements of Mo'ne Davis, will also consult on the movie.

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." Mattocks added, "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 Davis said, "There are so many great things happening to me right now, and it's a very exciting time in my life. 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."

In Total Viewers, five of the top six movies in cable TV history are Disney Channel Original Movies. Disney Channel has also delivered TV's #1 original movie telecast among Tweens for 13-consecutive years (2002-14) and the Top 2 movies of all time in Total Viewers.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family-inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 96 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney | ABC Television Group.





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