The Oscar winner will play the lead role in the real-life sports drama “Dallas Sting.”
Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will star in “Dallas Sting,” based on the inspiring true story of a young soccer team competing in the world championship. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” director Kari Skogland sits in the director’s chair of the movie.
McConaughey will play Bill Kinder, the head coach of the Texas girls’ soccer team. Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch will write the script for “Dallas Sting.” The duo previously “Glow” and “RoarHe signed the scripts of the TV series.
In 1984, President Reagan made a concerted effort to open relations with China, inviting America to its first world championship for women’s soccer. The problem is that at that time there was no such team in America. A nationwide search led officials to this high school team. “Dallas Sting” will tell the inspiring story of how The Sting, the team named after the 1973 Robert Redford movie, managed to compete against some of the best football players the world has ever seen.
The film, which is produced by Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger, will begin shooting this year.