Dallas Sting, a Matthew McConaughey-starring soccer film that was set to be directed by Kari Skogland (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), is no longer moving forward with Skydance.
The inspirational drama was almost completely cast and only six weeks away from starting production when the decision to cancel it was made.
A Dallas ladies soccer team that journeyed to China and, despite all the odds, defeated some of the top women’s teams in the world was the subject of the 1984 period piece. Bill Kinder, the team’s coach, guided them to triumphs over Australia, Japan, China, and ultimately Italy in the title match. McConaughey was to portray Bill Kinder.
According to sources, Skydance and the producers received upsetting allegations regarding certain portions of the true tale that served as the inspiration for the drama. According to sources, Skydance and the producers decided to cancel after that examination.
Skydance declined to comment on the project, which it was co-producing with Berlanti Schechter Productions.
According to a source with direct knowledge of the decision, Skydance and the producers were saddened by the outcome since they believed the 1984 team’s and its young women’s tale needed to be shared.
Kindle breakthrough The role of the coach’s daughter was given to Kaitlyn Dever, who most recently appeared in Dopesick and will soon be seen in the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise starring George Clooney and Julia Robets. Additionally, a significant amount of time and money was invested by the production in a thorough audition process to recruit real soccer players who could then be coached with on their acting skills.
The movie was to be set against the backdrop of President Ronald Reagan’s opening of relations with China, according to the script written by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, the creators of GLOW. The action draws attention to the dangers that could occur when relaying true-life events.
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