David Beckham has landed a role in Guy Ritchie‘s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.
The retired soccer star has reportedly signed up for a part in his pal’s latest film, a Middle Ages epic starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Poppy Delevingne, and will be joining the cast in donning medieval attire.
A source shared: ”There’s going to be a version of the scene where Excalibur gets drawn from the stone. This is where Beckham factors in.”
The 40-year-old star – who played for England as well as the clubs Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy during his successful career as a footballer – is unofficially credited on film database imdb.com as playing ”Blackleg leader” in the movie, which began filming this week.
And according to the website FilmDivider.com, ”some football puns” were written into David’s scene.
They added: ”There’s a little bit of a sense that Beckham’s character, who fancies himself as a big player in this story, gets a little ticked off when this other fellow, this upstart, is the one who can free the sword.”
David has previously worked with Guy – who was married to Madonna from 2000 to 2008 and has been friends with the sports icon for years – on a short advert for H&M in 2013 and on a commercial for Beckham’s Haig Whiskey.
The tattooed hunk – who has children Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10, and three-year-old Harper with fashion designer wife Victoria Beckham – is also set to make a cameo in the Snatch director’s new film The Man From U.N.C.L.E, which is scheduled for release in August.