TheHollywoodReporter reveals that The Handmaid’s Tale actress Elisabeth Moss is currently in talks to join Michael Fassebender in Taika Waititi’s soccer flick Next Goal Wins, where Fassbender plays real-life coach Thomas Rongen.

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, Thomas Rongen, as they try to transform from perennial losers into a FIFA World Cup-qualifying outfit.

Filming will primarily take place in the state of Hawaii.

Elisabeth Moss recently wrapped Universal Pictures’ reboot of The Invisible Man and Wes Anderson’s upcoming release The French Dispatch.

Fassbender has finished filming on the action-comedy Kung Fury 2.

Taika Waitit’s Jojo Rabbit is releasing on October 18th and is said to begin filming Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney, Australia by next August.

The actor/director also has undisclosed role in James Gunn’s DC Comics movie The Suicide Squad (currently shooting in Atlanta) and had been attached to direct Warner Bros. live-action feature adaption of beloved anime/manga Akira (currently on hold).

Fox Searchlight/Disney will be handling the distribution and a release date hasn’t been set.


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