British actor Tim Roth is billed to play FIFA President Sepp Blatter in a film about the international organization that governs football. The film plans to be released in 2014 and is tentatively titled F2014. The premier of the film will coincide with the FIFA World Cup as well as the 110th anniversary of the governming body. Roth is most famous for his role on the television show Lie to Me as well as his appearance in the cult classic Pulp Fiction. FIFA has posted a video on their website where Roth meets Blatter.
Blatter has been president of FIFA since 1998 and has had his fair share of controversies. The now 77-year-old Blatter has been at the center of bribery and corruption in his long tenure as president. While the controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar is well documented, Blatter has also suggested female soccer players wear more risqué clothing to attract more male fans to the women’s professional games. He had made comments in 2011 which glossed over the issue of racism in the world’s most popular game. Recently he has called for tougher punishment against racism in the game. Blatter has also hinted he may seek another four- year term in 2015, extending his reign to 21 years as president.