David Beckham makes the jump to Hollywood, starring in Guy Richie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The 40-year-old retired soccer star will appear in the action adventure movie, directed by his pal Guy Richie and starring Henry Cavill, about secret agents working to stop criminals using nuclear weapons.
A source said: “He was very grateful to Guy for getting him a small role and it was a great experience.”
The Brit will appear early on as he plays the part of a projectionist who reveals the mission for the main characters in the film, set for release on August 1.
The insider told The Sun newspaper: “Becks gets the plot going and sets the scene for the rest of the movie.
“He only needed a day on set to film it so it didn’t take too much time out of his schedule.
“Guy thinks it’s great Becks is involved. It would make great viewing seeing him pop up as random characters in future.
David was confirmed for the cameo following a snap that wife Victoria, 41, posted on Twitter of him pointing at a movie poster.
Meanwhile, Guy Richie told Access Hollywood: “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!”
Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s action adventure “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin.
Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology.
The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.
“The Man from U.N.C.L.E” also stars Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”), with Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”), and Hugh Grant as Waverly.
Originally posted in i4u News