League of Their Own co-stars Geena Davis and Rosie O'Donnell to reunite on the softball field
Geena Davis and Rosie O’Donnell are heading back to the baseball diamond. The League of Their Own co-stars will be joined by Gina Casey and Alice Fracasso, members of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League which inspired the beloved 1992 film, for a game of softball at the home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Arvest Park. The reunion will take place during the first-ever Bentonville Film Festival, a festival founded by Davis to celebrate female and minority filmmakers.
Davis and O’Donnell will manage opposing teams, which will have a few special players including Olympic medalist Jennie Finch and Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon. Country singer Sara Evans will do the honor of performing national anthem before the game gets underway.
“The BFF exists to champion women and diversity and what better way to showcase this than to welcome two amazing women who were part of something remarkable that broke barriers and ushered in new opportunities for women in this country,” Davis said in a release. “Talk about a softball game for the ages! This will be so much fun—and just so everyone knows, there is no way my team is losing to Rosie’s team.”
The BFF has several big-name supporters acting on the advisory board such as Shailene Woodley, Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett and Shonda Rhimes. The festival will screen 75 competition films with the films that win Audience, Jury Selection and Best Family Film awards guaranteed theatrical release in 25 AMC theaters. The BFF is scheduled for May 5 to May 9 in Bentonville, Arkansas, with the big game set for May 7.