Pop good guy Ronan Keating is set to shock when he makes his big screen debut - he'll be playing a gun-toting criminal.

The former BOYZONE singer, known as one of the nicest men in pop, has signed up to play a dodgy bank robber in new film GUNS, MONEY AND HOMe COOKING. The NADIA TASS-directed flick will also star footballer-turned-actor VINNIE JONES and ME WITHOUT YOU beauty Anna Friel.

Ronan says, "This is a new adventure for me and I'm really excited. The first day will be very nerve-wracking. I hope it works out, but music is still my number one priority."

And a movie insider confirms, "We wanted someone to play one of the robbers who you just wouldn't expect. I think it's fair to say you wouldn't tag Ronan Keating as a gun-wielding crook.

"But we think it will work. He is actually a very good actor."

16/10/2003 02:03