In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.
Fresh off of this summer’s FIFA scandal, The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Ben Affleck will produce the film adaptation of reporter Ken Bensinger’s book Houses of Deceit. Although the book has yet to be released, it is already being hailed as the most accurate portrayal of Chuck Blazer’s controversial career in U.S. soccer.
Originally a Westchester soccer dad, Blazer turned soccer into a popular and profitable enterprise in the United States. He rose to the top of the soccer world as Executive VP of the U.S. Soccer Federation and General Manager of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), and landed a spot on the FIFA executive committee.
While Blazer certainly raised the profile of American soccer, Houses of Deceit will focus on the sport’s seedy underbelly including the controversy surrounding World Cup host countries. A major plot-point in the book and film will be Blazer’s downfall, following what The Hollywood Reporter calls “the largest sports and public corruption scandal in history.”
Before casting begins, we have a few ideas about who should play Blazer, his colleagues, and family.
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