Cameras have recently started rolling on Next Goal Wins, the upcoming film from Taika Waititi, and he’ll be working with Fox Searchlight once again for release.
Today brings word that Taika Waititi’s next film, following on from the success of Jojo Rabbit (and before he starts work on Thor: Love and Thunder), will be released by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Waititi stated, “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.”
The film started filming last week in Honolulu, Hawaii and once again brings together a stellar cast, including Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Oscar Kightley, and many more.
NEXT GOAL WINS tells the story of the American Samoa soccer team, who suffered the worst loss in World Cup history, losing to Australia 31-0 in 2001. With the 2014 World Cup approaching, the team recruits a down on his luck, maverick coach (Fassbender) to help turn their fate around.
Rounding out the ensemble cast are Oscar Kightley (Aroha Bridge, THE BREAKER UPPERERS), David Fane (The Barefoot Bandits, Westside), Beulah Koale (Hawaii Five-0, ENEMY WITHIN), Lehi Falepapalangi (Future Man, Hawaii Five-0), Semu Filipo (Harry, SHOW OF HANDS), Uli Latukefu (ALIEN: COVENANT, MARCO POLO), Rachel House (MOANA, THOR: RAGNAROK) and Kaimana in her debut role.
There’s no release date set for Next Goal Wins just yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see this get an awards release slot (Fall) sometime next year.