Taika Waititi's Next Goal Wins Begins Production with Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss

Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that it has acquired Worldwide rights to Next Goal Wins, the new feature from director Taika Waititi. The film began production last week in Honolulu, Hawaii. Next Goal Wins is written by Waititi and Iain Morris, and stars Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss.

Taika Waititi is producing alongside Jonathan Cavendish and Garrett Basch, with Andy Serkis, Will Tennant, and Kathryn Dean serving as executive producers. Additional producers include Mike Brett and Steve Jamison, who directed the 2014 documentary from which the film is based. The film will be overseen by Presidents of Production for Film and Television David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield, Svp of Production DanTram Nguyen, and VP Production Taylor Friedman.

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,
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