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Amazon Prime has revealed new details about the upcoming A League of Their Own series. The streaming platform has revealed the full cast, along with story details. The series is based on Penny Marshall's 1992 movie of the same name, which was a fictional account of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League's origins. The movie was a hit at the box office and has since been recognized by the Library of Congress.
Amazon Prime TV series A League of Their Own will focus on new characters as opposed to the same ones from Penny Marshall's movie. The show will begin with the formation of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943. It then follows 'our heroes as they fight to keep the League alive through close games, injuries, sexual awakenings and road trips across a rapidly changing United States.' While it is a separate story, it still seems right in line with the original one from the movie. And will continue to follow the girls who play on the Rockford Peaches, the team profiled in the movie.
Amazon Prime has revealed A League of Their Own's casting information too. Abbi Jacobson, who is also on board as a writer and executive producer, will play Carson Shaw, 'a catcher from a tiny farm town, who suddenly finds herself hopping the train to Chicago to chase a dream she didn't even know she had.' D'Arcy Carden will portray Greta, 'a first basewoman with unbelievable stretch. Off the field, she's also effortless, traveling the globe seeking new adventures and liaisons.' Chanté Adams is Max, 'a pitcher with an arm that could make men weep. She is ready for the big leagues and now, she just needs to make her own path there.'
Gbemisola Ikumelo will play Clance, who was 'born and raised in Rockford, Clance is Max's best friend and biggest supporter, and a budding young artist in her own right.' Kelly McCormack is Jess, 'a shortstop from Moosejaw, Canada, Jess was born to play the game. On the field, Jess feels the most herself and wishes the game would never end.' Roberta Colindrez will portray Mita, 'a cool, calm and collected pitcher from Texas ranch country, Mita's got a killer poker face, on and off the field. She won't reveal her secrets easily.' Priscilla Delgado is Izzy. 'Straight from Havana, Izzy is the youngest, most enthusiastic Peach.' Melanie Field recurs as Jo, 'a power hitter from Queens, who has survived countless escapades with her best friend, Greta. Boisterous and up for anything, Jo will defend her teammates til' the end.'RELATED: Justice League Meets League of Their Own in Fan-Made Baseball Cards
Amazon Prime's A League of Their Own series was first announced back in 2018 with Abbi Jacobson and D'Arcy Carden attached, based on the original A League of Their Own movie. Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures TV will produce the upcoming series in association with Field Trip Productions. Executive producers are Abbi Jacobson, Will Graham, Hailey Wierengo, and Jamie Babbit, who also...
Abbi Jacobson is continuing to stretch her voice acting chops following her starring role in Netflix’s Disenchantment. Jacobson has been tapped to star in the Sony animated movie The Mitchells Vs The Machines, the next film produced by Oscar winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Deadline reports that Broad City alum Abbi Jacobson will star in The Mitchells Vs The Machines, the Sony Pictures Animation film produced by Lord and Miller along with Kurt Albrecht. Jacobson will be leading the cast as Katie Mitchell, one of the members of a “dysfunctional but loving family whose road trip is interrupted by a tech uprising that threatens mankind.”
Here is the synopsis for the film:
All around the world, the electronic devices people love – from phones to self-driving cars to a sleek new line of personal robots – turn on humanity. With the help of two malfunctioning robots and the family’s delightfully overweight pug, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world.
Michael Rianda will direct the film based off a script he co-wrote with Jeff Rowe, his fellow Gravity Falls writer. The film has been in development since 2018, when Rianda and Rowe were first announced to be in charge of the project with Lord and Miller producing. The Mitchells Vs The Machines has been in the works since before Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse which Lord and Miller produced and for which Lord wrote the story was released to critical raves and a surprise Oscar win.
Jacobson has proven herself an adept voice actress too, starring in Netflix’s Disenchantment, which returns for its second season this year. Both she and fellow Broad City star and creator Ilana Glazer have been thriving since the end of their acclaimed Comedy Central series, with Jacobson also set to write, executive produce, and star in the Amazon series adaptation of the 1992 film, A League of Their Own.Source: Slashfilm.com
High school can be a battlefield, but rarely has that battlefield seemed so dangerous as it does in Amazon’s stylish Sundance drama Selah and The Spades. The feature film debut of writer/director Tayarisha Poe, Selah and The Spades follows a young girl who is chosen to be the protégé of the Queen Bee of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, and discovers that she wasn’t the first to be given this dubious honor. Watch the Selah and The Spades trailer below.Selah and The Spades Trailer
Amazon Studios has released the official trailer for Tayarisha Poe’s feature film debut, Selah and The Spades, a stylish high school drama set in the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school. In this exclusive world, the student body is run by five factions: The Spades, The Sea, The Skins, The Bobbies, and The Prefects. Commanding the top faction is the titular Selah Summers Love Simone, who decides to choose a young protégé to take her place upon graduation. But as that sophomore upstart Paloma Celeste O’Connor soon finds, it’s a treacherous path to the top.
Selah and The Spades seems like a teen drama in the tradition of Brick or Thoroughbreds — stylish, razor-sharp, and populated by very good-looking teens who all act like characters in a noir film. The cast of fresh faces playing those characters include Jharrel Jerome, Jesse Williams, Gina Torres, and Ana Mulvoy Ten.
Here is the synopsis for Selah and The Spades:
In the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, Haldwell, the student body is run by five factions. Seventeen-year-old Selah Summers Lovie Simone runs the most dominant group, the Spades, with unshakable poise, as they cater to the most classic of vices and supply students with coveted, illegal alcohol and pills. Tensions between the factions escalate, and when Selah’s best friend/right hand Maxxie MOONLIGHT’s Jharrel Jerome becomes distracted by a new love, Selah takes on a protégée, enamored sophomore Paloma Celeste O’Connor, to whom she imparts her wisdom on ruling the school. But with graduation looming and Paloma proving an impressively quick study, Selah’s fears turn sinister as she grapples with losing the control by which she defines herself.
In her feature debut, writer/director Tayarisha Poe immerses us in a ened depiction of teenage politics. This searing character study encapsulates just how intoxicating power can be for a teenage girl who acutely feels the threat of being denied it. Exciting newcomer Lovie Simone’s performance beautifully embodies both Selah’s publicly impeccable command and the internal fears and uncertainty that drive it.
Selah and The Spades premieres on Amazon Prime Video April 17, 2020....