Dallas Sting: Matthew McConaughey to direct Skydance’s football film

According to DeadlineOscar winner Matthew McConaughey has signed on to star in Skydance’s upcoming sports drama film titled Dallas Sting. It is inspired by the true story of how a soccer team made up of Dallas high school girls beat the odds by winning against other experienced teams in China. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland is currently attached to direct the underdog film, which was written by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.

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McConaughey will portray the role of coach Bill Kinder, who leads the ragtag group of Texas teenagers toward a Rocket-style destiny – despite having no experience coaching the sport.

In 1984, China invited the US American football team to the first World Cup, which was a big step for international relations. The only problem, however, is that the country did not have a women’s soccer team that could represent the United States. Because of this, they recruited a group of Dallas high school girls through a nationwide search.

Dallas Sting is being developed by Skydance and Berlanti Schechter Productions. It will be produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robbie Rogers, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Production is expected to begin sometime this fall in New Orleans.

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McConaughey is no stranger to the sports genre, having previously starred in DJ Carusos Two for the money and McG’s We are Marshall. His notable film credits include Dazed and confused, A time to kill, How to lose a guy in 10 days, The Lincoln Lawyerand Dallas Buyers Club.

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