With his “Jojo Rabbit” press done, Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced that filmmaker Taika Waititi has begun production on his sports biopic dramedy “Next Goal Wins” starring Michael Fassbender.
Waititi and Iain Morris (“What We Do in the Shadows”) co-wrote the film 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 as they try to change the team from a perennially losing squad to a FIFA World Cup-qualifying unit.
Waititi said in a statement: “I’ve just started production on my next film, Next Goal Wins. We have such an amazing cast and crew behind this film, and I’m stoked to be partnering once again with the lovely people at Fox Searchlight Pictures.”
Elisabeth Moss, Oscar Kightley, David Fane, Belulah Koale, Lehi Falepapalangi, Semu Filipo, Uli Latukefu and Rachel House also star.
Source: Fox Searchlight