Marvel

Before director Taika Waititi returns to the Marvel universe, he's looking to score a different kind of goal for his next project.

Word floated around yesterday that Waititi had signed on for a secret project with Fox Searchlight.

Now, the secret has been revealed: Variety reports Waititi is attached direct an untitled drama based on the 2015 documentary "Next Goal Wins,” which chronicles the true story of Dutch coach Thomas Rongen who attempts the nearly impossible task of turning the American Samoa soccer team from perennial losers into winners.

With Waititi on board, Fox Searchlight reportedly worked aggressively to land the rights. The project has already received a greenlight to begin filming this fall.

Waititi's next movie, "Jojo Rabbit," will debut at Fantastic Fest and open in theaters October 18. Then, sometime early next year, he'll begin work on the fourth installment in Marvel's "Thor" franchise.