Some of you may remember the bright eyed, bushy tailed, 13 year old Mo’ne Davis. And what you might also remember is how phenomenal she is on and off the baseball field. Davis first made headlines when she became the first female to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series back in 2014.
It’s only makes sense that the Disney Channel would want to put her story on the big screen! This young lady, who is also an author and philanthropist (proceeds from her new shoe line benefit impoverished girls around the world), has caught the eye of Naketha Mattocks, Vice President of Original Movies, Disney Channel. Here’s a statement via IceCreamConvos.com:
“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.”
Producer Debra Martin Chase is behind the movie, along with Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson, who will be writing the script. Davis’ memoir entitled Remember My Name was also released this week.
About the book, via HarperCollins:
This inspiring memoir from a girl who learned to play baseball with the boys and rose to national stardom before beginning eighth grade will encourage young readers to reach for their dreams no matter the odds. Mo’ne’s story is one of determination, hard work, and an incredible fastball. Mo’ne is a multisport athlete who also plays basketball and soccer and is an honor-roll student at her school in Philadelphia.
Davis seems to be excited about everything that’s happening in her life. So much has happened in just one year!
“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.”
Yes they do, Mo’ne girl! I’m so excited that you’re so young, and so great! You have so many wonderful years ahead of you!