There are some nice ladies’s soccer motion pictures on the market (Bend It Like Beckham! She’s the Man!), however followers can agree that the crew that kickstarted the ladies’s soccer revolution hasn’t gotten the large display screen recognition it deserves. Now it appears like that wait is over, with Netflix saying plans to develop a function movie on the legendary ’99 US Women’s Soccer Team and their run to World Cup glory.
Based on Jer Longman’s 2001 e book The Girls of Summer: The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and How It Changed the World, the movie will reportedly follow the team’s 10-year journey to the World Cup and their trailblazing success. Though the 1999 victory wasn’t the crew’s first (the USWNT received the first ever Women’s World Cup in 1991), it is thought-about a game-changing second for ladies’s sports activities throughout the globe. The Final between the US and China attracted a sold-out crowd to the Rose Bowl and went to penalty kicks, ending with Brandi Chastain’s well-known purpose and iconic celebration. Though the ’99 crew often called the ’99ers have been featured in the HBO documentary “Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team,” this shall be the first function movie targeted solely on their journey.
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“Watching the USA team that summer made me forget I had no money and little more than a dream to feed me,” mentioned Tendo Nagenda, Vice President of Netflix Films, in a assertion. “That team, that goal, and Brandi Chastain’s unforgettable reaction in which she ripped off her shirt and dropped to her knees in astonishment made me believe I could do anything, and do it my way.”
The ’99ers introduced the movie themselves in a Twitter video that includes Chastain, Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, goalkeeper Briana Scurry, and extra acquainted faces. Producers have optioned each the e book and rights to the life tales of eight USWNT gamers, so with extra particulars (like a forged and launch date) nonetheless to come back, our hopes are excessive that the ’99ers will get the Hollywood remedy they deserve.