Making its premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the upcoming Taika Waititi-helmed film, Next Goal Wins! Based on the 2014 documentary by the same name about Dutch-born American coach Thomas Rongen’s efforts to lead the American Samoa National football team (known to be among the weakest in the league) to qualify for the 2014 FIFA cup.
Featuring score by Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Ratatouille), the ensemble cast stars Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Oscar Kightley, Uli Latukefu, Rachel House, Kaimana, David Fane, Beulah Koale, Chris Alosio, Taika Waititi, Will Arnett, and Rhys Darby. Subscribe to stay notified!
Directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok), NEXT GOAL WINS follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.
Searchlight Pictures presents NEXT GOAL WINS, coming to US theaters November 17, 2023.