Ben Affleck is set to produce a biopic about Chuck Blazer, the American soccer exec at the center of world’s biggest sports corruption scandal, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Gavin O’Connor, best known for the martial-arts pic “Warrior”, will direct.
Warner Bros successfully acquired the rights to “Houses of Deceit”, a book by BuzzFeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger that is being seen as the definitive account of American FIFA exec Chuck Blazer and his role in the largest sports and public corruption scandal in history, last week.Anthony Tambakis is on board to write the script.
O’Connor directed Affleck in the upcoming “The Accountant”.
No word when this might go before the cameras.