Controversial sports superstar David Beckham is being lined up to appear in new soccer movie trilogy GOAL!

Movie bosses want the ENGLAND captain, 28, to star as himself in the second film in the series, about an unlikely soccer star from Los Angeles (played by Diego Luna) who signs for English team NEWCASTLE UNITED, before transferring to Beckham's club Real Madrid and winning the European CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.

Mexican Luna - who shot to fame in Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN - will appear in all three films, the first of which is due to begin shooting in Spain next year (05).

British movie-maker Michael Winterbottom will direct the trilogy.

23/04/2004 03:07