Matthew was going to play coach Bill Kinder, who led the team in the championship game. The source said Skydance and the drama producers got “disturbing allegations.” It is about parts of the real story on which it is based. A source told THR that the producers were upset because they “felt the story of the 1984 team and its young women deserved to be told.”
What are the claims all about?
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Kaitlyn Dever was chosen to play the daughter of the coach. Matthew McConaughey was cast as soccer coach Bill Kinder in the movie “Dallas Sting.” The movie was supposed to start filming in six weeks but was canceled because of “suspicious claims.”
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to write about it. THR says that the company that made the movie, Skydance. Moreover, the people who made the movie got “disturbing allegations.” At this point, it’s not clear what these accusations are about. However, they were strong enough for the film’s financial backers and producers to stop making it. Even though all the actors had already been cast.
In what other roles have we seen her?
Kaitlyn Dever, who has been in movies like “Booksmart” and “Dopesick,” was also going to play the coach’s daughter. Kari Skogland, who worked on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, was supposed to direct the movie.
The movie’s main plot was the high school team’s “Rocky-like” march through the first-ever women’s soccer world championship tournament. At the time, there was no U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. A national search led to the Sting, a 19-and-under high school team, being chosen to represent the U.S. against professional teams from China, Australia, and Italy.
What about the accusations?
According to Deadline, one part of the story was that Kinder had to “get a note from a gynecologist saying that playing soccer would not hurt a woman’s reproductive organs.”
We’ll have to wait and see if the accusations are true, but this real-life story doesn’t have a Hollywood ending for now.
The investigation caused the producers to cancel the whole project, but it’s a shame that the story of the girls’ team won’t be told.
Skydance didn’t say anything.
Kaitlyn Dever was also in talks to play McConaughey’s daughter in the movie. Real soccer players were also cast to make the film seem more real. Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, who worked on “GLOW,” wrote the script for “Dallas Sting.”
Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Robbie Rogers were all producers.