Little League star Mo’Ne Davis’ inspirational story is getting its own Disney Channel Original Movie, the company announced Thursday. Davis will also be on hand along with espnW to consult on the film, entitled “Throw Like Mo.”
The young pitcher rose to fame in 2014 when her 70 mph fastball helped her team, Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, head to the Little League World Series. She became the first female player to pitch a shutout in LLWS history. Davis’ triumphs led the teen to appear on the national cover of Sports Illustrated, becoming the first Little Leaguer to be celebrated with that honor. Time named Davis one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014, alongside President Barack Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia, Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka, and Lorde.
The film will be executive produced by Debra Martin Chase (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) while Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson (LUV) have been pegged to pen the script.
“There are so many great things happening to me right now,” Davis said in a release, “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.”