Penny Marshall return to directing baseball-based movie

Actress-director Penny Marshall will return to direction with a baseball-based movie, after 2001 film 'Riding in Cars with Boys'.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 13, 2014, 10:31 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actress-director Penny Marshall will return to direction with a baseball-based movie, after 2001 film 'Riding in Cars with Boys'.

Marshall's last directorial venture on the subject of baseball was 'A League of Their Own' in 1992.

The 71-year-old star will be directing the film, based on the story of Effa Manley, the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, reported Deadline.

"The story is a fascinating tale of a woman who broke through so many barriers and accomplished so much for the players and the game, during a time when the face of baseball changed forever. I look forward to begin casting the film," she said.

Byron Motley has written the screenplay of the film with Wendi Laski producing, Marshall and Motley will be the executive producers.
Manley, an African-American woman, managed the National Negro League's Newark Eagles in the 1930s and 1940s.