The trailer for the upcoming soccer comedy tells the story of MIchael Fassbender’s Coach Thomas Rongen, as he is fired from his job as the United States U20 manager and heads to American Samoa, where he tries to coach a team who is looking for nothing more than scoring a single goal in a game.
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Based on the 2014 British documentary from Mike Brett and Steve Jamison, Next Goal Wins is an underdog sports tale following the infamous American Samoan soccer team, who were infamous for a terrible performance in 2001. In hopes of saving the team, Coach Thomas Rongen takes on the challenge of making the world’s worst soccer team into a FIFA World Cup-qualifying unit.
The film stars Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Will Arnett, Frankie Adams, Oscar Kightley, David Fane, Beulah Koale, Lehi Falepapalangi, Semu Filipo, Uli Latukefu, Rachel House, Kaimana, Chris Alosio, Rhys Darby, and Angus Sampson.
Next Goal Wins is directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay he co-wrote with Iain Morris. Garrett Basch of Film Rites and Jonathan Cavendish of Imaginarium Productions are producing along with Brett and Jamison of Archer’s Mark.