Pulp Fiction star to play Sepp Blatter in 2014 football film

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Hollywood actors have a penchant for getting themselves involved with football, particularly when it stands to raise their profile.

Attending high-profile fixtures, taking the time to appear on popular footballing shows such, and even making the odd appearance a prestigious awards evening - we've seen it all.

However Tim Roth looks to be heading down a new road altogether, by playing Sepp Blatter in a 2014 film about Fifa set to be released around the same time as the Brazil World Cup, according to the Metro.

The 52-year-old, who has appeared in famous box-office flicks including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Planet of the Apes, will take to the screen as the ageing and indifferent Blatter in 'F2014', which will coincide with Fifa's 110th year anniversary.

The Hollywood ace will star alongside Gerard Depardieu who plays Jules Rimmet, the organisation's founder, in a film which is bound to have football fans all over the world intrigued with anticipation.

And if reports are to be believed, the film even has Fifa's blessing. Blatter personally took the time to state his approval of Roth's casting, and said he was looking forward to the film's release.

"The casting was well done," said Blatter.

"Tim Roth was quite surprised to meet me but we have some, let’s say, common qualities. I have to say it was a very interesting get-together. I was very eager to meet him and I have just realised we have something in common.

"We can’t wait to find out what."

You can watch the video of Blatter and Roth's meeting thanks to the official Fifa website here:

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