Next Goal Wins Movie

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Who's Involved:

Will Arnett, Andy Serkis, Michael Fassbender, Taika Waititi, Garrett Basch, Jonathan Cavendish, Rhys Darby, Rachel House, Iain Morris, Beulah Koale, Oscar Kightley, Lehi Falepapalangi, Uli Latukefu, Kaimana, Semu Filipo, David Fane, Chris Alosio

Release Date:

Friday, November 17, 2023 Nationwide

some strong language and crude material
Runtime: 1 hr, 37 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in Next Goal Wins: Cast List

... Coach Thomas Rongen

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Who's making Next Goal Wins: Crew List

A look at the Next Goal Wins behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Taika Waititi last directed Thor: Love and Thunder and Jojo Rabbit. The film's writer Iain Morris last wrote Untitled Damon Beesley & Iain Morris Travel Project and The Inbetweeners 2.


Garrett Basch
Jonathan Cavendish
Andy Serkis

Production: What we know about Next Goal Wins?

Key Facts

  1. Will Arnett replaced Armie Hammer with Arnett re-shooting applicable scenes featuring Hammer (Variety, 12/31/2021).
  2. Michael Fassbender is in final talks to join the project and play the coach (Hollywood Reporter, 9/15/19).
  3. Based on the 2014 British soccer documentary from directors Mike Brett and Steve Jamison.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - August: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2020 - January: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2019 - November: The film was set to Production  status.

    Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that it has acquired Worldwide rights. The film began production last week in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  4. 2019 - August: The film was set to Development  status.

Next Goal Wins Release Date: When was the film released?

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Next Goal Wins was a Nationwide release in 2023 on Friday, November 17, 2023. There were 16 other movies released on the same date, including Trolls Band Together, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and Thanksgiving.

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