Next Goal Wins is a 2023 American sports comedy-drama film directed by Taika Waititi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Iain Morris. It’s based on the 2014 documentary of the same name by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison, which tells the story of Dutch-American coach Thomas Rongen’s remarkable journey to lead the American Samoa national football team, known as one of the world’s weakest football teams, in their quest to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The movie features Michael Fassbender as Rongen and includes a cast with actors like Oscar Kightley, Kaimana, David Fane, Rachel House, Beulah Koale, Will Arnett, and Elisabeth Moss.
Next Goal Wins Budget
Next Goal Wins is estimated to be made on a budget of around US $70 million. The movie had its premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2023, and it is scheduled for a theatrical release on November 17, 2023. Initially, the film was planned for release on April 21, 2023, but the date was moved to September 22, 2023, before settling on the current release date. Unfortunately, the film’s cast couldn’t attend the premiere because of the limitations imposed by the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.
Next Goal Wins Box Office Collection Prediction & Plot
Next Goal Wins is expected to earn around US $200 million at the box office during its run in the worldwide theatres.
Dutch-American football coach Thomas Rongen is confronted with a tough decision: either face dismissal or take on an extraordinarily challenging mission – to transform the American Samoa national team, widely recognized as one of the world’s weakest football teams, into a top-tier squad. The narrative also highlights the presence of Jaiyah Saelua, a fa’afafine player who made history as the first transgender player to participate in a World Cup match.