All you need to know about Taika Waititi’s new film ‘Next Goal Wins’

first_imgThe 2014 film “Next Goal Wins” was a popular sports documentary, winning over those who already appreciated football and those who didn’t.And now, Taika Waititi is set to be at the helm of a new iteration of the film, and Goal brings you all you need to know about it.What is Next Goal Wins?Waititi’s latest confirmed project will be a feature film based on the 2014 British football documentary “Next Goal Wins.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Sharing the same name, Waititi’s take on the documentary will be a new adaptation, featuring the national football team of American Samoa as they try to bounce back from being known as one of the world’s weakest teams. The film follows the team in their attempt to qualify for the 2014 World Cup with the help of Dutch-born, America-based manager Thomas Rongen.Waititi will co-write the script alongside Iain Morris. Garrett Basch, Jonathan Cavendish, Andy Serkis, Mike Brett, and Steve Jamison will serve as producers, with principal photography on the project set to begin in autumn 2019.The original documentary made its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards in 2014.Who are the American Samoa football team?American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, south-east of Samoa.American Samoa 2011Their football team was regarded as one of the world’s weakest by November 2011, when they were the joint-lowest FIFA ranking of all countries registered for full internationals.They hold the world record for the heaviest defeat in an international match, set after their 31-0 hammering at the hands of Australia.Who is Taika Waititi?Waititi is a New Zealand director, screenwriter and filmmaker, most famous for his work on “Thor: Ragnarok” (which was his Hollywood debut), “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “What We Do In the Shadows.” He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his 2004 short film “Two Cars, One Night.”Typically, his comedy is known for its dry, deadpan and sardonic humour.Additionally, he is set to be one of the directors of the upcoming Star Wars live-action streaming series “The Mandalorian,” which tells the story of a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the period between the events of “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.”last_img read more

Ronaldo departure ruled out by Juventus

first_imgJuventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.Ronaldo is contracted to Juve until 2022 following his blockbuster €112 million (£100m/$128m) transfer from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018, however, there have been rumours that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner could leave Turin.The 34-year-old scored 21 Serie A goals and 28 across all competitions last term, while he has four goals in 2019-20. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Asked about Ronaldo – who scored his 700th competitive goal in Portugal’s 2-1 Euro 2020 qualifying defeat to Ukraine on Monday – Paratici dismissed the possibility of the veteran forward leaving Juventus before his contract expires.”He is very focused on his current objectives, I do not believe in the slightest that he will leave at the end of the season or later,” Paratici said.”He is under contract: we are very happy with him and he is happy at Juventus.”Ronaldo told reporters are reaching another notable landmark at the Olympic Stadium: “How many records do I have? I don’t know. I have to enjoy the moment and thank those who helped me reach this impressive mark. “The last time I played at this ground I won the Champions League, a beautiful moment that is in the past. Today we played well but couldn’t win.”Records come naturally – I don’t go looking for them; records are looking for me! Without having an obsession, they happen naturally.”Ivan Rakitic Barcelona 2019-20Juve – seeking their ninth successive Scudetto – will be hoping to see Ronaldo break many more and have been linked with Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic in an effort to bring further match-winning talent onto their books.However, Juve have no plans to invest in January following the off-season arrivals of Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Danilo and Merih Demiral.”We will not make moves in January,” Paratici said. “The roster is complete and it is one of the best in Europe.”While there might not be any new signings forthcoming, January could see a number of departures at the Italian champions.Mario Mandzukic is yet to feature for Juve this season and has been heavily linked to Premier League giants Manchester United.”We decided to give him a moment of peace because there was the chance he would be moving to Qatar, which then did not materialize,” Paratici said. “Now we will decide together what the best solution will be in January.”last_img read more