After a successful appearance as a projectionist in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming movie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the acclaimed director is convinced that David Beckham has what it takes to become a great actor. Beckham’s role in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. comes after the football star recently said that he was “too stiff” for the theaters.
Although the film is still a few days away from its official premiere, Ritchie stated that Beckham did such a good job that he also has a small role in another one of Ritchie’s films, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.
“We’ve put him in Arthur, which we’ve just finished, and he was fabulous in that,” Ritchie revealed during the debut of his newest film, according to Yahoo UK.
The director, known for his work on Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, went on to add that Beckham may be considered for other roles in more of his movies in the future. “He’s got a bigger role in that [Knights of the Roundtable]. We’ll go steadily with David and see where that goes. He does enjoy it [acting].”
Ritchie’s comments came during his first public appearance since marrying his wife, model Jacqui, at the end of July. The couple wed in Wiltshire in a three-day ceremony that included a number of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities.
In regards to his new marriage, Ritchie stated that he had “just about recovered” from the wedding ceremony. He also added that he would bring his experience as a director to his newfound marriage. “It’s much easier for me to get my head around things if I see them as films,” he stated.
In addition to Beckham’s cameo appearance, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer and is based on a ’60’s television series.
Although the original characters were played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, Cavill stated that he tried not to let their portrayals of the characters impact his role.
“You don’t think about them doing it, just you, and you work closely with you director and co-stars and build a character,” he stated. “It’s not necessarily about putting your own stamp on it, it’s about doing a job and it’s a new beginning so I haven’t got enough to compare it to.”
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is set to hit theaters on August 14. Catch David Beckham and Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam in Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur in July 2016.
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