Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in Kari Skogland‘s film, Dallas Sting. The film tells the story of a high school women’s soccer team from Dallas, who managed to beat some of the best teams in the world when they traveled to China in 1984.
Due to Skydance’s first look deal with Apple, they will be the first studio to be offered the project and, according to Deadline, a deal will close before production starts during this fall.
McConaughey is set to star as Bill Kinder, the coach who guided the team towards their biggest triumph. It is important to remark that this underdog story happened before the U.S. National Team scored big wins at the both the World Cup and the Olympics.
The context of the tournament is an invitation to play from China due to President Reagan’s attempt to have better diplomatic relations with them. The main obstacle for the tournament being, there was no official national women’s soccer team.
The film will be produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.