Retired pop singer Victoria Beckham has turned down a movie role opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, because she doubts her acting abilities.

British newspaper Daily Mirror reports producers of I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN had created a role especially for the former SPICE GIRL, but she told them on Monday (22AUG05) she wasn't interested.

A friend says, "Victoria was extremely flattered when the producers said they were desperate to sign her up.

"Tom Cruise always said he planned to make her a movie star and he's obviously been having words in influential circles.

"She came to the conclusion that putting herself up against Hollywood heavyweights wasn't something she was interested in."

Beckham has only acted once before - playing herself in the critically-panned 1997 movie SPICE WORLD.