First Photo: Taika Waititi’s “Next Goal Wins”

First Photo Taika Waititis Next Goal Wins

The first photo from “Jojo Rabbit” and “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi sports dramedy “Next Goal Wins” has been spotted in the wild and the New York Times’ Kyle Buchanan has posted it online.

Waititi and Iain Morris (“What We Do in the Shadows”) penned the script based on the 2014 British documentary of the same name. The underdog sports tale follows the national football team of American Samoa and their coach, Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender), as they try to change the team from a losing squad to a FIFA World Cup-qualifying unit.

Elisabeth Moss, Rhys Darby, Angus Sampson, Oscar Kightley, David Fane co-star and production only began a few weeks ago. Fox Searchlight Pictures will release the film sometime late next year.