The film, based on reporter Ken Bensinger's forthcoming book House of Deceit, tells the story of Chuck Blazer, the American FIFA exec who masterminded the largest sports corruption scandal in history. Soccer's popularity in the U.S. soared with Blazer at FIFA's helm, but he admitted in 2013 that he'd accepted millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks while on the job.
Neither Affleck, 42, nor Damon, 44, are rumored to appear in the film, which will be directed by Gavin O'Connor. O'Connor directed the upcoming Affleck-starring flick The Accountant.
Interestingly, the House of Deceit movie isn't the only sports scandal film the duo are attached to. They've long been working on The Trade, which tells the bizarre story of the New York Yankees' 1973 wife-swapping incident that found two players trading spouses after a bet. (One of the couples stayed permanently swapped, and are still together more than 40 years later!) The film is still in the works.
Unfortunately, scandals have drifted from the silver screen to Affleck's real life lately. The Batman star was recently embroiled in a censorship controversy after he asked the PBS program Find Your Roots to omit information about his slave-owning ancestors on an episode that traced his genealogy. And rumors have recently plagued his 10-year marriage to actress Jennifer Garner.
However, just days ago, sources exclusively told ET that the divorce buzz is bunk. Hear all about how the pair plan to spend "lots of time together" this summer in the video below.