Pop star-turned-reality TV queen Jessica Simpson has landed her first leading film role as the girlfriend of a 1970s sporting hero.

The IRRESISTIBLE singer will play teenage baseball phenomenon DAVID CLYDE's girlfriend CHERYL CRAWFORD in WALK ON.

Simpson is the first person cast in the film about an 18-year-old pitcher who became a major league player with the TEXASRANGERS just three weeks after graduating from high school.

NEWLYWEDS star Simpson is also in negotiations to land the lead in the movie adaptation of cult TV classic I Dream Of Jeannie.

30/01/2004 02:23