After the embarrassment of the FIFA scandal, Sepp Blatter’s resignation and the largest soccer drama of the summer, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Warner Brothers have acquired the rights to go Hollywood and bring the downfall of the group to the big screen.
The dynamic duo will produce the film and Gavin O’Connor will direct. Buzzfeed investigative reporter, Ken Bensinger, bases the movie off the book “Houses of Deceit.” The FIFA organization released a film of their own, “United Passions” which is now the lowest grossing film in U.S. history. Ouch.
The sleazy story that will be told will include bribery, corruption and the rise and popularity of American soccer. Chuck Blazer, a higher level FIFA executive, admitted to multiple charges of tax evasion and money laundering in 2013 and then went to work undercover for the FBI.
This great news, however, comes at a bad time for Affleck, who has just announced a day after his tenth wedding anniversary with Jennifer Garner that the two will be splitting up and getting a divorce.
“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple told People in a joint statement. “We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”
Sorry to hear about the split Ben and Jenn, but on another note, TCD is looking forward to this FIFA drama to hit the big screen!