Allegations were made to the production company concerning the film’s depiction of events surrounding the 1984 tour to China by a famous female soccer team.
The inspiring drama was nearly entirely cast and just six weeks away from commencing production when production was canceled.
Matthew McConaughey’s Movie Dallas Sting Scrapped
Matthew McConaughey: The film was supposed to be based on the actual tale of a Dallas lady’s soccer team that went to China in 1984 and, against all odds, beat some of the finest women’s teams in the world. The script called for McConaughey to portray coach Bill Kinder, who guided the squad to triumphs over Australia, Japan, and China before beating Italy in the finals.
Unsettling charges were reportedly made to Skydance and the creators about the drama’s basis in reality. Apparently, the probe prompted Skydance and the producers to cancel the project.
According to a source familiar with the situation, both Skydance Matthew McConaughey and the producers were disheartened by the verdict, as they believed the narrative of the 1984 squad and its young ladies needed to be shared.
Breakout of BookSmarts Kaitlyn Dever, who most recently appeared in Dopesick, will play the coach’s daughter in the forthcoming George Clooney and Julia Roberts romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise. The company also invested much in an exhaustive audition procedure to cast real soccer players who could be coached to improve their acting skills.
The film, written by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch of GLOW, was supposed to take place against the background of President Reagan’s decision to normalize ties with China. This action illustrates the perils that might accompany telling truthful tales.