David Beckham has been forced to give up his big movie break in the new PINK PANTHER film - because he's too busy.

The soccer superstar was negotiating with director Shawn Levy to play himself in the remake, which will star Steve Martin as the bumbling INSPECTOR CLOUSSEAU, but his upcoming role in the ENGLAND team's EURO 2004 has rendered him unavailable for shooting.

Levy says, "Beckham will not be in the film. Ultimately there were scheduling hiccups that couldn't be overcome."

11/05/2004 21:11