Matthew McConaughey to star in soccer new film ‘Dallas Sting’

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Matthew McConaughey will star in the new soccer film “Dallas Sting”, based on true events, it focuses on the 1984 U.S. President Reagan’s visit to China, the U.S. Texas women’s soccer team came to Xi’an, China to participate in the International Women’s Invitational Soccer Tournament, and from the unpopular to finally win the championship.

Matthew McConaughey to star in soccer new film 'Dallas Sting' | FMV6

After Reagan’s visit to China, China invited a U.S. women’s soccer team to participate in an international women’s invitational soccer tournament (there was no Women’s World Cup at the time).

McConaughey will play the team’s coach, Bill Kinder, who had no experience as a soccer coach before starting the team.

Matthew McConaughey to star in soccer new film 'Dallas Sting' | FMV6

To build up the team, he even needed to get a gynecologist to write up records proving that playing soccer does not affect a woman’s reproductive system.

The Sting’ later became a local sensation, but the trip to the International Women’s Invitational Soccer Tournament was also hampered by bureaucracy.

Matthew McConaughey to star in soccer new film 'Dallas Sting' | FMV6

Kinder eventually swiped her credit card and spent $85,000 on non-refundable tickets for the team, ensuring that they would all arrive in China for an invitational tournament against women’s soccer teams from China, Australia and Italy.

Dallas Sting, directed by Kari Skogland (‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’) and produced by Skydance and Berlanti Schechter Productions, is expected to be picked up by Apple.   

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