When the new Tv set reboot of “A League of Their Own” debuts on Key Video this summer season, admirers of the beloved 1992 movie it shares a title with will see a acquainted facial area in a distinct getup.
Rosie O’Donnell, who starred as third baseman Doris Murphy in the movie, is officially returning for the reboot, this time taking part in a sharp-dressing community bar operator named Vi. According to Leisure Weekly, Vi is a “warm, gregarious” admirer of the Rockford Peaches, the all-woman baseball staff at the heart of each the unique film and new collection.
O’Donnell retweeted a link from the publication, which reveals the previous communicate show host in character, photographed at a bar, carrying a sharp pinstriped suit and donning a sleek grey hairstyle. It’s pretty a tonal change from the bat-wielding young brunette in the Peaches uniform from the movie!
Though the sequence will at the time yet again heart on the real story of a group of ladies who fought to engage in skilled baseball through World War II, the reboot will introduce a new lineup of figures who weren’t in the film.
Made by Abbi Jacobson, star of Comedy Central’s acclaimed “Broad Metropolis,” and comedy writer Will Graham, the collection stars Jacobson, alongside with D’Arcy Carden, Chanté Adams, Kate Berlant and former “Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman.
“There’s no crying in baseball, or at Prime Video,” Vernon Sanders, co-head of tv for Amazon Studios, claimed in a push launch. “Will and Abbi have taken a common movie, reimagining it for a new generation with new figures and their have fresh, modern day vision on a timeless story of large desires, friendship, enjoy, and, of class, baseball.”
The collection will be part of Primary Video’s lineup of remarkable originals created by gals, which consists of “Fleabag,” “The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel,” “Transparent” and “Catastrophe,” all of which have won Emmys or at the very least been nominated.
Together with O’Donnell, the primary movie starred Geena Davis, Tom Hanks and Madonna. Directed by Penny Marshall, the film was picked for preservation in the United States Countrywide Movie Registry by the Library of Congress as currently being “culturally, traditionally, or aesthetically significant” in 2012.
Prime Video’s “A League of Their Own” debuts Aug. 12 exclusively on the streaming system.