Netflix has publicized that it will make a feature film about the 1999 U.S women’s team, which won the World Cup on home top soil. The gushing giant has obtained the rights to Jere Longman’s book, “The Girls of Summer: The US Women’s Soccer Team and How It Changed the World.”
Leeds [UK], May 13 (ANI): Video streaming platform Netflix has announced that it will make a feature film about the 1999 US women’s national team (USWNT), which won the World Cup on home soil.
The streaming giant has learnt the rights to Jere Longman’s book, “The Girls of Summer: The US Women’s Soccer Team and How It Changed the World.” Liza Chasin (Darkest Hour, Baby Driver, and Love Actually) will produce the movie, along with Hayley Stool and Ross Greenburg, Goal.com reported.
President and CEO of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Marla Messing, Jill Mazursky, and Krista Smith will serve as administrative creators.
With packed stadiums for the home side all over the country, the 1999 Women’s World Cup is seen as a trans formative moment in the history of women’s game.
The final of the tournament was played between US and China at the Rose Bowl in Southern California with the hosts emerging as an ultimate champion in a penalty shootout.
The World Cup win was the USWNT’s second after they also took home the introductory event in 1991. The team went on to win two more World Cups, in 2015 and 2019.
Tendo Nagenda, vice president of Netflix Films said “Viewing the USA team that summer made me amazed I had no money and little more than a nightmare to create me,”
The scene of the movie made me believe that I could do everything, and do it my way,” she added. (ANI). “That team, that objective, and Brandi Chastain’s memorable response – in which she torn off her shirt and dropped to her knees in amazement –