Taika Waititi has been on a crazy ascent the last few years. What We Do in the Shadows is one of the most adored comedies of the decade, spawning a TV spin-off. Thor: Ragnarok was probably the most purely entertaining entry in the MCU. And now he's an Oscar hopeful with his World War II satire Jojo Rabbit.
While he's got another Thor sequel on the docket, his next film has already begun production. This time he's trying his sarcastic hand at the inspirational sports drama with Next Goal Wins. It tells the true story of the American Samoa soccer team, which suffered a humiliating, record-setting loss in 2001 to Australia. Thirteen years later, they turn to a plays-by-his-own-rules coach (Michael Fassbender) to turn their luck around. Elisabeth Moss co-stars.
Fox Searchlight will presumably release the film some time in 2020, though no official date has been announced.