Netflix has introduced that it’ll make a function movie about the 1999 U.S. girls’s nationwide team, which received the World Cup on dwelling soil.
The streaming large has acquired the rights to Jere Longmans e-book, “The Girls of Summer: The US Womens Soccer Team and How It Changed The World.”
Liza Chasin (Darkest Hour, Baby Driver, Love Actually) will produce the movie,together with Hayley Stool and Ross Greenburg.
President and CEO of the 1999 FIFA Womens World Cup Marla Messing, Jill Mazursky,and Krista Smith will function government producers.
The 1999 Women’s World Cup is seen as a transformative second in the historical past of the girls’s recreation, with the USWNT packing stadiums throughout the nation that summer time.
The event culminated with the remaining at the Rose Bowl in Southern California, with the U.S. rising victorious in a penalty shootout in opposition to China after 120 scoreless minutes.
USWNT defender Brandi Chastainproduced an immediately iconic second when she ripped her shirt off after scoring the World Cup-winning penalty.
The World Cup win was the USWNT’s second after in addition they took dwelling the inaugural occasion in 1991. The team has gone on to win two extra World Cups, in 2015 and 2019.
“Watching the USA team that summer made me forget I had no money and little more than a dream to feed me,” saidTendoNagenda, vp of Netflix Films.
“That team, that goal, and Brandi Chastains 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.
“But much more necessary than this landmark victory itself, the kick that shook the world additionally despatched long-term reverberations all through sports activities that may nonetheless be felt at present.
“It dominated headlines all summer and turned Chastain, Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm and the rest of the 99ers into role models.
“It remodeled tens of millions of latest converts into soccer followers. It led to extra funding and recognition for womens soccer round the world, together with serving to set up the first skilled North American womens soccer league.
“But most importantly, it started important conversations about gender in sports – propelling womens leagues forward all over the world, and inspiring an entire generation of young girls to dream bigger, thus paving the way for Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and so many others to aspire to represent Team USA.”