It's no secret that football icon David Beckham and British director Guy Ritchie are great friends. The pair has worked together on commercials that promoted the sporting legend's product lines for H&M and Haig Club whiskey, while Beckham also had a cameo in Ritchie's last film, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
So it was of no surprise to learn that the handsome sportsman will have another small role in Ritchie's highly-anticipated King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, due out next month. As promotions began for the medieval action epic that stars Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law, Beckham recently shared on Instagram a shot of himself on the set of King Arthur, dressed in a full suit of armor complete with sword.
In the film, Beckham will play (spoiler alert) a Blackleg leader and disgruntled knight who attempts to pull the fabled sword from stone but fails miserably. (Legend has it the titular character — played by Hunnam — will be the only one who is able to do so.)
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Last month, the soccer superstar shared an Instagram selfie bearing some ghastly looking scars and ugly teeth, and told his 36 million followers about his "Rough day at the office," which was the first indication that he will definitely have a role in his pal's latest movie.
And keep your eyes peeled — Beckham's eldest son, Brooklyn Beckham, is likely to have a small role in the film as well, as he was seen in an on-set cast and crew group shot shared by Ritchie on his Instagram account two years ago.
If King Arthur becomes a hit, word has it that Warner Brothers planned to have either a three or six-film series that focuses on key characters within the #KingArthur legend. If so, Beckham may get a good shot at a decent acting career, as good pal #GuyRitchie is slated to helm the spin-off series as well.
Meanwhile, this was what the football star looked like in The Man from U.N.C.L.E, in which he played a projectionist:
Retelling Of A Classic Tale
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will be a totally new retelling of the classical story of King Arthur and the legendary Knights of the Round Table. It follows Arthur (Hunnam) as a young lad who has to fend for himself in the rough streets before learning that he is actually heir to the throne, which his wretched uncle (Jude Law) has snatched after murdering his father.
In the hands of Guy Ritchie, a witty, action-packed thriller is expected of the new revised King Arthur. You can watch the latest trailer here:
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens on May 12, 2017 in the US and UK.
Are you excited for King Arthur?