Film About The 1999 U.S. Women’s World Cup Team In The Works At Netflix

As of lately, Netflix has become notorious for its original films and documentaries.

Now per a report at Sports Illustrated, the streaming giant is developing a film about the 1999 U.S. Women’s National Team and their journey to winning the Women’s World Cup.

The feature film will be based on the book ‘The Girls of Summer: The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and How It Changed The World’ by Jere Longman.

The film will spotlight Brandi Chastain scoring the winning penalty kick, breaking the 0-0 tie against China.

Following the game-winning point, Chastain dropped to her knees, ripping her shirt to celebrate, which made it to the July 1999 cover of Sports Illustrated. This moment launched the team to superstardom, including members Mia Hamm, Carla Overbeck, Julie Foudy, Briana Scurry.

“Watching the USA team that summer made me forget I had no money and little more than a dream to feed me,” Films Vice President at Netflix, Tendo Nagenda said in a statement. “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.”

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