Next Goal Wins

Source: Searchlight Pictures

Next Goal Wins

Searchlight has pushed Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins into the awards season corridor, moving the feel-good drama from September 22 to November 17.

Waititi’s (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) new feature stars Michael Fassbender as a football coach tasked with improving the American Samoa football team after their 31-0 drubbing by Australia in a 2001 World Cup qualifier.

As the next World Cup qualifiers approach, can the down-on-his-luck coach reverse the team’s fortunes?

Next Goal Wins is based on the 2014 documentary of the same name and also stars Oscar Kightley, non-binary Samoan actor Kaimana, David Fane, Elizabeth Moss, and Will Arnett.

Waititi co-wrote the screenplay with Iain Morris.