English soccer ace David Beckham is set to make his big screen debut in MEL GIBSON's sports film GOAL!.

The Real Madrid player will take a small role, playing himself alongside teammates ZINEDINE ZIDANE and RAUL, in the film about South American football star SANTIAGO - played by DIEGO LUNA - who signs for English team NEWCASTLE UNITED.

And Beckham's ENGLAND teammates KIERON DYER and Wayne Rooney will also star in the movie, which is financed by Gibson's ICON PRODUCTIONS and directed by Danny Cannon.

Beckham enthuses, "I believe the Goal! trilogy will provide a positive message to kids around the world."

08/11/2004 14:18