From being a successful footballer to a model and up-and-coming coming movie star, David Beckham has had quite an interesting career. The legendary footballer has been signed on the set of director Guy Ritchie's forthcoming film “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”
Beckham, 40, will star in the action movie alongside “Batman v. Superman” actor Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Hugh Grant. Based on the 1960s TV series, the movie tells the story of CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin. Together, they participate in a mission to stop the work of an unknown criminal organization that produces nuclear weapons, according to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
The site does not mention Beckham's role in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” However, the former footballer is reportedly “very grateful” to Ritchie for giving him a “small role,” writes the Sun newspaper (via Hello magazine). He will reportedly appear in the beginning and reveal the mission. He shot for his scene in only one day, added the magazine.
The rumors about Beckham's involvement in the movie started when his wife Victoria posted a picture of her footballer husband posing in front of the movie's poster. “Excited to see The Man from U.N.C.L.E! @guyritchie @davidbeckham x vb #MANfromUNCLE,” she captioned the picture.
Ritchie also confirmed that Beckham indeed is doing a cameo in his movie. "He's in the film. He's in there... He's marginally disguised, but he's in the movie. I mean, once you know who it is, you'll know who it is!" Ritchie told Access Hollywood (via Hello) in his latest interview.
This is not the first time for Beckham working with Ritchie. The two also worked in Ritchie's coming “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.” In the action movie, the former England football captain stars alongside Charlie Hunnam, who plays King Arthur. “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur” is scheduled for a July 22, 2016 release.
In other news, Beckham also appeared on Fox television's new show “Knock Knock Live” on Tuesday. He surprised a California family by giving them seven prepaid iPhones and a check for $100,000, NESN writes. He chose the family because he felt they are “tight-knit and hard-working” just like his own.