Disney Channel has announced their plans to create a biopic, Throw Like Mo, about the incomparable Mo’ne Davis.
The 13-year-old phenom made history as the first female to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series in August 2014.
Why wouldn’t the Disney Channel want to make a movie about her?
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. 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 is absolutely elated about the idea of having a movie created about her life story.
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.
Congratulations to Mo’ne! I can’t wait to watch with my daughter!