While we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of Taika Waititi‘s satirical comedy Jojo Rabbit later this month (read our review and watch the trailer), the filmmaker is already getting his next film together over at Fox Searchlight, and it’s completely different than any other movie he’s done before.
Next Goal Wins is a sports dramedy inspired by the 2014 British documentary of the same name, focusing on the perpetually losing national football team of American Samoa and their coach as the team tries to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. Michael Fassbender is already on board to play the team’s coach, and now Elisabeth Moss is in talks to join the cast too. Read More »
The increasingly busy Taika Waititi already has his next project lined-up, and no, it’s not Thor: Love and Thunder. Before the director returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’ll direct the sports dramedy Next Goal Wins. And that’s not all: Waititi wants Michael Fassbender to star. Fassbender is in talks to join the film, which is based on the documentary of the same name and focuses on the national football team of American Samoa.
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Update: Sources close to the project have shared a few more details about the film with us, including the title and premise. We’ve added these to our original article below.
Taika Waititi is feeling a lot of love (and thunder) from Hollywood lately. After rejuvenating the Thor franchise with the critically acclaimed box office smash hit Thor: Ragnarok, Waititi has been constantly in demand, recently working with Fox Searchlight to direct a highly anticipated Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit. Waititi will be teaming up with the studio again for a secret untitled project that he is set to write and direct.
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