Just six weeks before the shooting of the film “Dallas Sting” starring Matthew McConaughey (Matthew McConaughey) began, the production company Skydance Media announced its cancellation. The decision was made as the film’s producers reportedly received “disturbing allegations about aspects of the true story on which the film is based,” reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The film would be based on the coach of the Dallas Sting women’s soccer team, Bill Kinder. McConaughey was set to star as Kinder in the film.
According to the Daily Mail, the film was canceled after complaints against Kinder were sent to the production company. In a letter from an unidentified source, Kinder was accused of calling the players “inappropriate nicknames” and touching one of them “over her clothes.”
Speaking to the newspaper, Kinder denied the allegations and said the letter “was quite encrypted”. “Nothing happened, nothing ever happened,” he said.
In the play, set in 1984, McConaughey was to play Kinder who coached the Dallas women’s soccer team on their journey to the soccer world championship.
The film was to follow the Texan coach and his team as they defied the odds and defeated women’s teams around the world, including Australia, Japan, China and Italy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.