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 fully cast and only six weeks away from starting production when the decision to cancel it was made.
Matthew McConaughey was to portray Bill Kinder
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 victories over Australia, Japan, China, and ultimately Italy in the championship match. McConaughey was to portray Bill Kinder.
Skydance and the producers received upsetting allegations regarding certain portions of the true tale that served as the inspiration for the drama. Skydance and the producers decided to cancel after that examination.
It declined to comment on the project, which it was co-producing with Berlanti Schechter Productions.
Skydance and the producers were saddened by the outcome
According to a source with direct knowledge of the decision, Skydance and the producers were saddened by the outcome. 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. She most recently appeared in Dopesick and will soon be seen in the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise. A significant amount of time and money was invested by the production in a thorough audition process to recruit real soccer players.
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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