Skydance Scraps “Dallas Sting” After “Disturbing Allegations” About the 1984 Girls Soccer Team!

Skydance has finally decided to shelve the movie “Dallas Sting” due to controversy surrounding the planned movie.

“Dallas Sting,” based on the actual 1984 incident of the Dallas girl’s soccer team flying to China to win the world championship, was slated to star Emmy nominee Kaitlyn Dever as the coach’s daughter and Matthew McConaughey as Bill Kinder. As the team, real football players were chosen.

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Skydance Scraps "Dallas Sting" After "Disturbing Allegations" About the 1984 Girls Soccer Team!

The “Dallas Sting” movie was directed by Kari Skogland (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”) from a screenplay written by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, writers of “Glow.” Skydance and Berlanti Schechter Productions were responsible for the movie’s production.

The film has now been scrapped six weeks before filming because of “Disturbing allegations concerning portions of the genuine story,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news first. According to THR sources, “the inquiry led Skydance and the producers to pull the plug.”

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The Movie Is Indeed Over, According to Indie Wire.

The story rights to an unpublished piece by Bill Kinder were purchased at auction by Skydance and Berlanti Schechter, and filming was set to start in New Orleans in October. According to reports, the “Dallas Sting” was going to depict a true sports tale against the backdrop of President Ronald Reagan’s strained relations with China.

A countrywide search for players 19 and younger led officials to a Dallas high school squad called The Sting when China offered the U.S. to send its women’s soccer team to the inaugural global tournament. Under the direction of Robert Redford and Paul Newman, the name was developed. skinny layer


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According to Deadline, Kinder paid $85,000 on his own credit card to buy everyone on the team non-refundable tickets so they could all go to China, where they were predicted to lose. The football squad won against Australia, Japan, and China under coach Kinder, who had no prior coaching experience, before facing Italy in the title game.

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