Matthew McConaughey is set for “Dallas Sting”, the true story of a how a group of Dallas high school girls headed to China in 1984 as the ultimate underdog and beat some of the best women’s teams from China, Australia and Italy.
Karl Skogland will direct the film which is being developed by Skydance and Berlanti Schechter. Apple, who has a deal with “Terminator” producers Skydance, will likely take on the project.
Productions begins this fall in New Orleans on the project, scripted by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch (GLOW), in which “Interstellar” star McConaughey plays Bill Kinder, the coach who led the rag-tag group of Texas teens toward a Rocky-esque destiny. Long before the U.S. Women’s national team achieved Olympic and World Cup dominance, came the Dallas Sting.