Skydance, Berlanti Schechter Win Movie Rights To The Sting, ’80s Teen Texas Women’s Team That Went To China To Slay Giants In First World Championship Tourney

Skydance, Berlanti Schechter Win Movie Rights To The Sting, ’80s Teen Texas Women’s Team That Went To China To Slay Giants In First World Championship Tourney
Exclusive: Skydance and Berlanti Schechter Productions won a movie auction and acquired an unpublished article by Flinder Boyd about The Sting. It has all the makings of a Rocky-esque story set in the world of women’s soccer, long before the U.S. team came to Olympic and World Cup dominance.

Never heard of them? They have been largely forgotten. In 1984 President Reagan made a concerted effort to open relations with China. China in turn invited America to send its U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to the first world championship they were holding for women’s soccer. There was only one problem – there was no U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. A nation-wide search led officials to a 19-and-under league of Dallas high school girls who called themselves The Sting, after the recent Robert Redford-Paul Newman hit movie. Led by coach Bill Kinder — who had no prior
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