The actor will join Broad City's Abbi Jacobson in the half-hour comedy pilot.
Amazon had no comment.
Described as “infusing the warmth, humor, and DNA of the classic film while taking a contemporary spin on the stories of the women surrounding the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League,” Amazon’s pilot begins with the origin story of the league in 1943. The show will follow the Rockford Peaches season to season “as they struggle to keep the team alive through close games, injuries, late night bar crawls, sexual awakenings, not crying, and road trips across a rapidly changing United States.” The original film’s lead characters, sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller (portrayed by Geena Davis and Lori Petty), will not appear in the series that promises to “dive deeper” into issues currently facing the country.
Jacobson is also writing and executive producing the comedy with Will Graham (Mozart in the Jungle).
The original 1992 film A League of Their Own was directed by Penny Marshall and also starred Tom Hanks, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell. Amazon’s pilot marks the second attempt at a series based on the film after a CBS sitcom in 1993 lasted three episodes before cancellation.
Collider first reported the news.