Production company Skydance has dropped the 1984 set ‘Dallas Sting,’ which was to feature the Oscar-winning actor as the coach of a Dallas-based teenage soccer team that shocked international competition at a tournament in China. Kari Skogland (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”) was to direct.
Production was set to begin next month in New Orleans, IndieWire reported. But the concerning new information prompted Skydance and the producers to scrap the project, sources told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.
Deadline used “misconduct” in its title on “Dallas Sting” and cited “an impropriety of which Skydance and the producers have been made aware” in its article, but did not elaborate.
Skydance and a rep for McConaughey did not immediately respond to requests for comment from HuffPost.
McConaughey played a coach in the 2006 drama “We Are Marshall,” about the aftermath of a 1970 plane crash that killed dozens of players on the Marshall University football team and his coach- chief.
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