Taika Waititi amazed to find non-binary actor who plays football and is Samoan

Taika Waititi says it was “very important” to cast a non-binary actor as the non-binary footballer player in ‘Next Goal Wins’.

The New Zealand director’s latest film sees him dramatise the 2014 documentary of the same name, about Dutch-American coach Thomas Rongen's efforts to lead the American Samoa national football team, considered the weakest football team in the world, to qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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