Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Prometheus) is reportedly in final talks for the role of Dutch soccer coach Thomas Rongen, in Taika Waititi’s (Jojo Rabbit) sports film Next Goal Wins.

The news courtesy of TheHollywoodReporter.

Michael Fassbender is lacing up his cleats for Taika Waititi’s latest project.

Based on a 2014 British documentary of the same name from Mike Brett and Steve Jamison, Next Goal Wins is an underdog story that follows the national football team of American Samoa and their coach as they try to transform from perennial losers into a FIFA World Cup-qualifying outfit. 

Thomas Rongen is the coach that helps transform the American Samoa team.

Filming is expected to take place in Hawaii.

Taika is a busy guy as he’ll have a role in The Suicide Squad and is expected to begin filming Thor: Love and Thunder at Fox Studios Australia starting next August in Sydney, Australia.

Fassbender is currently filming Kung Fury 2.

Fox Searchlight has yet to give Next Goal Wins an official release date.


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