Next Goal Wins Cast 2023 film (with image)

Next Goal Wins Cast: Next Goal Wins, a 2023 American sports comedy-drama film directed by the acclaimed Taika Waititi, brings to life the inspirational journey of Dutch-American coach Thomas Rongen, portrayed by the versatile Michael Fassbender. Co-written by Waititi and Iain Morris, the film draws its narrative from the 2014 documentary of the same name by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison. Rongen’s determined efforts to transform the American Samoa national football team, considered one of the weakest globally, into contenders for the 2014 FIFA World Cup unfold against a backdrop of humor and drama.

The star-studded cast, featuring Oscar Kightley, Kaimana, David Fane, Rachel House, Beulah Koale, Will Arnett, and Elisabeth Moss, adds depth to the emotional and comedic elements of the story. “Next Goal Wins” made its debut at the prestigious 2023 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10 before hitting theaters in the United States on November 17, 2023, courtesy of Searchlight Pictures.

Despite the talent and the compelling narrative, the film faced challenges at the box office, grossing $7.1 million against its $14 million budget. While it may not have achieved blockbuster success, “Next Goal Wins” remains a testament to the power of perseverance, teamwork, and the indomitable spirit of those who strive against the odds in the pursuit of their dreams.

Next Goal Wins Cast
Next Goal Wins Cast
Release datesSeptember 10, 2023 (TIFF)
November 17, 2023 (United States)
Running time1H 44M
CountryUnited States
Budget$14 million
Box office$16.4 million
Directed byTaika Waititi
Screenplay byTaika Waititi
Iain Morris
Based onNext Goal Wins
by Mike Brett
Steve Jamison
Produced byJonathan Cavendish
Garrett Basch
Taika Waititi
Mike Brett
Steve Jamison
Star CastMichael Fassbender
Oscar Kightley
David Fane
Rachel House
Beulah Koale
CinematographyLachlan Milne
Edited byNicholas Monsour
Music byMichael Giacchino
Production companiesImaginarium Productions
TSG Entertainment
Defender Films
Garrett Basch Production
Distributed bySearchlight Pictures
Cast of Next Goal Wins

Next Goal Wins Cast

  • Michael Fassbender; as Thomas Rongen
  • Oscar Kightley; as Tavita
  • Kaimana; as Jaiyah Saelua
  • David Fane; as Ace
  • Rachel House; as Ruth
  • Beulah Koale; as Daru Taumua
  • Will Arnett; as Alex Magnussen
  • Elisabeth Moss; as Gail
  • Uli Latukefu; as Nicky Salapu
  • Chris Alosio; as Jonah
  • Lehi Makisi Falepapalangi; as Pisa
  • Semu Filipo; as Rambo
  • Ioane Goodhue; as Smiley
  • Rhys Darby; as Rhys Marlin
  • Angus Sampson; as Angus Bendleton
  • Luke Hemsworth; as Keith
  • Kaitlyn Dever; as Nicole
  • Hio Pelesasa; as Samson
  • David Tu’itupou; as Tall David
  • Levy Tuiala; as Chief Sila
  • Loretta Ables Sayre; as Rambo’s mother
  • Frankie Adams; as Frangipani
  • Taika Waititi; as an American-Samoan priest

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