Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are set to produce a film about the worldwide FIFA scandal.
The project is based on the upcoming book Houses of Deceit by BuzzFeed‘s Ken Bensinger, chronicling the role American FIFA executive Chuck Blazer played in the corruption scandal.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros has won a bidding war for the rights – with Affleck and Damon involved through their joint production company, Pearl Street Films. The two shot to fame after writing and starring in Good Will Hunting with Robin Williams.
Blazer rose through the football ranks, becoming executive vice president of the US Soccer Federation, but in the 2010’s, he was hit with allegations of bribery and tax evasion. He later admitted to conspiring to accept bribes alongside other FIFA executives.
Gavin O’Connor, who recently completed work on Affleck’s new film The Accountant, is reportedly attached to direct. Warrior writer Anthony Tambakis is said to be penning the script.
Watch the trailer for the pair’s infamous work on Good Will Hunting below.