Michael Fassbender is in final negotiations to star in the Taika Waititi-directed dramedy “Next Goal Wins” for Fox Searchlight.
Based on the 2015 documentary of the same name, it follows the true story of Dutch coach Thomas Rongen who attempts the nearly impossible task of turning the American Samoa soccer team from perennial losers into winners.
Waititi also penned the script with Iain Morris and plans to shoot this film before jumping into work on “Thor: Love and Thunder”. Fox Searchlight, who are releasing Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” this Fall, will distribute.
Garrett Basch, Jonathan Cavendish, Andy Serkis, Mike Brett and Steve Jamison will produce.