Elisabeth Moss in talks for Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Us) is in talks to join the cast of Next Goal Wins, the sports drama from director Taika Waititi and Fox Searchlight. Moss would join a cast that includes Michael Fassbender.
The film, which features a script co-written by Waititi and Iain Morris (What We Do in the Shadows) and based on the 2014 British documentary of the same name, is an underdog sports tale following the national football team of American Samoa their coach, Thomas Rongen, as they try to change the team from a losing squad to a FIFA World Cup-qualifying unit.
It was announced back in August that Waititi would direct a secret project for Fox Searchlight prior to stepping behind the director’s chair for Thor: Love and Thunder.
In addition to Next Goal Wins, Waititi is currently out promoting his upcoming Anti-Nazi satirical comedy Jojo Rabbit, in which he stars as an imaginary friend version of Adolf Hitler to a lonely young Hitler youth who discovers his mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. The film, which has earned polarized but generally positive reviews from critics after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, is set to hit the big screen on October 18.
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