David Beckham to be a football mentor in Disney+ show
It sounds like a personal project for the ex-England captain.
David Beckham is set to be a major part of a new Disney+ show where he will mentor young footballers.
The Sun reports the show will feature the ex-England captain working with a group of young soccer players who play for a team in the east end of London, where the footballing icon grew up.
It is reported that producers have been casting the show in the Hackney Marshes area of East London, just two miles from where Beckham was born and raised.
Filming for the series has been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic but production is expected to begin later this summer.
Currently, Beckham is president and co-owner of Inter Miami CF, an American professional soccer club based in Miami, after retiring from playing soccer in May 2013.
Founded three years ago, Inter Miami CF began play in the MLS just this week losing to Los Angeles FC in a 1–0 defeat.
Yesterday, meanwhile, it was announced that Disney+ will be debuting Golden Globe winner and Oscar favourite Nomadland on their recently-launched Star platform free of charge for those who already have a subscription.
It is due to arrive on Disney+ on Friday, 30 April, and will then hit cinemas once they're allowed to safely reopen.
The film tells the story of Fern (two-time Oscar-winner Frances McDormand), who, following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.