Ferrell Is FIFA’s Blazer In “American Huckster”

Will Ferrell is attached to star as the late Chuck Blazer, the flamboyant American FIFA executive in “American Huckster” at HBO Films.

Blazer was a Queens-born son of a stationery store owner who climbed to the top of the international world of soccer, joining the FIFA Executive Committee and using his power committed a bunch of fiduciary crimes.

Trying to get out of potential charges, he agreed to wear a wire for the FBI and the IRS to bring down his soon-to-be former associates.

Leslye Headland (“Russian Doll,” “Terriers”) is planning to direct and is rewriting Robert Siegel’s previous draft based on Mary Papenfuss & Teri Thompson’s novel.

Source: Vulture