Affleck, O’Connor Team For FIFA Film

“Warrior” director Gavin O’Connor is attached to helm a biopic about Chuck Blazer, the American soccer executive at the center of the ongoing FIFA scandal.

Warner Bros. Pictures won a bidding war for the rights to Ken Bensinger’s book “Houses of Deceit” which is being seen as the definitive account of Blazer’s role in the largest sports and public corruption scandal in history.

Blazer is one of the biggest reasons for the sport’s growing popularity in the United States, but his lavish lifestyle led to allegations of bribery. Ultimately he wa deemed a cooperating witness in May’s arrests of FIFA executives.

Anthony Tambakis is on board to write the script while Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Guymon Casady and Darin Friedman are producing.

Source: THR