Kari Skogland (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”) has signed on to direct function movie “Dallas Sting,” a couple of group of feminine highschool soccer gamers from Dallas who went as underdogs to a match in China in 1984 and, extremely, ended up beating among the greatest ladies’s groups from all over the world. Deadline broke the information.
Primarily based on a real story, the drama is scripted by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, who beforehand labored collectively on “GLOW,” “Nurse Jackie,” and this yr’s Apple TV+ collection “Roar.”
“In 1984, President Reagan made a concerted effort to open relations with China. China in flip invited America to ship its U.S. Girls’s Soccer Staff to the primary world championship they have been holding for girls’s soccer. There was just one drawback – there was no U.S. Girls’s Soccer Staff,” particulars the supply. “A nationwide search led officers to a 19-and-under league of Dallas highschool ladies who referred to as themselves The Sting, after the latest Robert Redford-Paul Newman hit film.”
Matthew McConaughey is on board to star because the crew’s coach, Invoice Kinder, “who had no prior expertise teaching soccer earlier than he shaped the crew — the story of how this passionate group of younger ladies received to China was miraculous. And what they did towards the world’s high ladies’s groups from China, Australia, and Italy — comprised of grown ladies who performed collectively for years — was nothing in need of a miracle.”
The function has been in improvement with Skydance and Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter’s (TV’s “Supergirl, “Batwoman”) Berlanti Schechter Productions, and a distribution deal is anticipated to be made earlier than the movie goes into manufacturing within the fall. Deadline beforehand shared that the 2 firms had received a film public sale and purchased an unpublished article in regards to the soccer crew, again in 2020. Mentioned Schechter then, “The story exhibits how ladies have been and nonetheless are handled poorly all over the world in sports activities in comparison with their male counterparts. To see what The Sting did with little help and no cash, intertwined with how these very completely different younger ladies meshed for the love of the game and nation, is one thing stunning that deserves to not be misplaced to historical past.”
The U.S. ladies’s nationwide crew — which has since gone on to realize Olympic and World Cup dominance within the sport — performed its first match in 1985.
Skogland, who helmed Marvel collection “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” has in depth TV directing credit which additionally embrace episodes of “Concern the Strolling Lifeless,” “The People,” and “The Handmaid’s Story.” She can be set to direct the Gal Gadot-starring “Cleopatra” pic, stepping in for the beforehand connected Patty Jenkins.
No phrase but on casting for the teenager roles in “Dallas Sting.”