Even as the FIFA scandal continues to unfold, plans for a feature film about it are underway. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have been pegged as producers for the story that centers around Chuck Blazer, the American soccer executive who secretly helped build the case by working with federal investigators. Blazer entered a guilty plea for his part in the corruption case and decided to play ball by going undercover.
There were plenty of FIFA officials who allegedly got rich from these schemes, and although Sepp Blatter wasn't indicted, the group's president remains in the eyes of the public as the biggest villain. Having a memorable villain is one of the keys to box-office success, so here are some suggestions for actors who could handle the Blatter role:
Casting Sepp Blatter For Ben Affleck's FIFA Movie
Casting For Sepp Blatter
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are producing a movie about the FIFA scandal.
He was great as a villain in "Hook."
Hoffman's versatility makes him capable of handling nearly any role.
Here's a unique qualification for playing a role of villian: Being actual friends with Vladimir Putin.
In his autobiography, Depardieu writes that Putin "immediately liked my hooligan side."
Yes, we realize that Garner passed away last year ...
... but the resemblance is uncanny.
Cusack is 30 years younger than Blatter.
But the magic of Hollywood makeup can do wonders in bridging the gap.
Tommy Lee Jones
One of his most memorable roles was on the side of law enforcement as a U.S. Marshal in "The Fugitive" but ...
Tommy Lee Jones
... he did play the villain role of Two Face in "Batman Forever."
The ultimate pro, Duvall always delivers in whatever role he's given.
Duvall is 84, and we know he'd still come through.
At 81, Arkin is in the same age range as Blatter.
As a 72-year-old, Arkin earned the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in "Little Miss Sunshine."
Everyone loved to hate him as Louie De Palma on "Taxi."
Plus, he played the Penguin in "Batman Returns."