Two Hollywood studios are developing projects with soccer themes. "The Big Fix," scheduled for release in movie theaters, will examine international match-fixing and center around former FIFA
enforcement officer Chris Eaton
and Singaporean fixer Raj Perumal,
arrested in Finland in 2011. The other project: Warner Bros. TV's "Dream Team," a comedy for ABC.
that 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment are working with the Belgium-based
directing team Adil El Arbi
and Billal Fallah
on "The Big Fix,"based on Brett Forrest
’s ESPN Magazine article “All The World Is Staged,” published in 2012.
and Kari Lizer
have developed “Dream Team” about youth soccer. The pilot centers around a youth coach who takes over a team of 8-year-olds after finishing
up at a national youth championship team.
the project as "nearly
a sure thing" after the half-hour comedy landed a pilot production commitment during the development cycle.