Emmy and Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss is in talks to join Michael Fassbender in Taika Waititi’s new sports dramedy film “Next Goal Wins” at Fox Searchlight.
Inspired by the 2014 British documentary of the same name, the underdog story follows the national football team of American Samoa and their coach, Thomas Rongen, as they try to transform from perennial losers into a FIFA World Cup-qualifying outfit.
Fassbender will pay the coach, while casting calls have gone out for Fa’afafine actors to play the team members. Waititi co-wrote the screenplay with Iain Morris. Jonathan Cavendish, Brett and Jamison are set to produce.