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Disney Channel Plans Biopic of Pitching Prodigy Mo'Ne Davis

Mo'Ne Davis's life story will soon come to the big screen.
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015 file photo, Mo'ne Davis attends the 2015 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Madison Square Garden in New York. AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

Little League pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis will be the subject of a Disney Channel movie.

The network says development is underway on the biographical film, titled "Throw Like Mo." It will tell the story of the 13-year-old who last summer made history as the first girl to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series.

A member of Philadelphia's Taney Dragons, Davis then became the first Little Leaguer to make the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine.

She will serve as a consult on the movie, which she hopes will encourage viewers to believe that dreams can really come true.

Disney Channel didn't specify an airdate or cast. But Davis says she can't wait to get started.



---The Associated Press