Inspired by real life, the movie was canceled just days before its shoot.
The sports drama “Dallas Sting,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick, Ticket to Heaven), was abruptly canceled six weeks before its shooting in New Orleans. The film was to tell the inspiring true story of a small Texas women’s soccer team that went to China in 1984 to compete in the world championship.
“Dallas Sting” was canceled due to “troubling allegations surrounding certain aspects of the true story,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. While it was not disclosed what this impropriety was, it was reported that the investigations by Skydance and the producers on these allegations had serious enough consequences for the decision to cancel the film a few days before the shoot. No official statement has been made from the studio.
In the film, McConaughey will play the team’s coach, Bill Kinder, and Emmy nominee Kaitlyn Dever will play her daughter. Directed by the movie in which real football players will act. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” director Karl Skogland would do.
In the background of the movie’s story, President Ronald Reagan’s process of developing weak political ties with China would also be described. There has been no comment yet from Kari Skogland, Matthew McConaughey, or other members of the team about the cancellation decision.