Ben Affleck Might Produce FIFA Scandal Pic for Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. has won the bidding war for the rights to the book “Houses of Deceit,” with negotiations for Ben Affleck to produce under way.

The pic was written by BuzzFeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger and is being heralded as the definitive account of American FIFA exec Chuck Blazer’s role in one of the largest sports and public corruption scandals in the history of sports.

Gavin O’Connor is attached to direct and will co-write with Anthony Tambakis.

Guymon Casady and Darin Friedman are producing via Entertainment 360, the production arm of Management 360. Affleck is producing with Matt Damon and their Warners-based Pearl Street Films.

Chantal Nong and Cate Adams will oversee for the studio.

O’Connor is repped by WME and Morris Yorn. Tambakis is repped by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein at Gotham. Bensinger is repped by Manask at the Office for Literary Adaptation and Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.

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  1. Compliance says:

    What’s the over-under on this film never seeing the light of day? Looks like Messr. Bensinger and Buzzfed might not have noted their sources, re Andrew Jennings

  2. Edward Meadow says:

    Harry Caray, GTFO with your out-of-touch, backward mentality. This is 2015. And the story has major legs. It’s sensational. Heck, they made “Moneyball” into a compelling film, and you’re going to doubt this on the basis of your very limited worldview? You must be from Ohio. I can’t wait to see what Messrs. Affleck and Damon do with this.

  3. Harry Caray says:

    As if watching soccer isn’t boring enough, we have to endure a front office version.

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