Matthew McConaughey’s Dallas Sting was scrapped just weeks before production

Matthew McConaughey’s latest project, the football movie DallasStingwas scrapped just six weeks before the scheduled production start date.

The film to be directed The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s Kari Skogland was set to tell the true story of a 1984 Dallas girls soccer team that traveled to China and defeated some of the best teams in the world.

McConaughey, meanwhile, was assigned to play Coach Bill Kinder book smart‘s Kaitlyn Dever was cast to play his daughter.

Kinder was a Texan with no previous coaching experience who led the team to victories over Australia, Japan, China and finally Italy.

Corresponding The Hollywood ReporterSources have said that production company Skydance has received disturbing allegations regarding aspects of the true story on which the film’s plot was based.

A subsequent investigation into the story led Skydance and the producers to withdraw the film.

The Independent has reached out to Skydance and representatives from McConaughey for comment.

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A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that Skydance was disappointed as they felt the team’s 1984 story deserved to be told.

DallasSting was written by glow Duo Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and based on a forthcoming article by Flinder Boyd, a former basketball player turned journalist.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/matthew-mcconaughey-dallas-sting-cancelled-b2167668.html Matthew McConaughey’s Dallas Sting was scrapped just weeks before production

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