Fun Second Trailer for Taika Waititi’s Soccer Comedy ‘Next Goal Wins’
by Alex Billington
September 25, 2023
“It’s a story about triumph over adversity.” Searchlight Pictures has unveiled the second trailer for Next Goal Wins, which is still set to arrive in theaters this November. The first trailer arrived right before the summer, and the film recently premiered at the 2023 Toronto Film Festival a few weeks ago. This fun new Taika Waititi comedy is about the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team (aka football team ⚽), known for a brutal 2001 FIFA match they lost 31-0, which really happened. Dutch-American football coach Thomas Rongen is tasked with turning this American Samoa national team, considered one of the worst football teams in the world, into an elite squad. Michael Fassbender stars as Rongen, with an ensemble cast including Oscar Kightley, Uli Latukefu, Rachel House, Kaimana, David Fane, Beulah Koale, Chris Alosio, Taika Waititi, Will Arnett, & Rhys Darby. The 60-second trailer includes behind-the-scenes footage with Taika talking about making this movie, in addition to some amusing new footage. Enjoy.
Here’s the second official trailer (+ poster) for Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins, direct from YouTube:
You can rewatch the first trailer for Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins right here, for the first look again.
Taika Waititi’s film Next Goal Wins 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. Next Goal Wins is directed by Kiwi actor / writer / filmmaker Taika Waititi, of the films Eagle vs Shark, Boy, What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit, and Thor: Love and Thunder most recently. The script is written by Taika Waititi and Iain Morris. Based on a true story. Produced by Garrett Basch, Mike Brett, Jonathan Cavendish, Steve Jamison, and Taika Waititi. This originally premiered at the 2023 Toronto Film Festival. Searchlight Pics will release Waititi’s Next Goal Wins in theaters nationwide on November 17th, 2023 later this fall.