Eric does Paris; Cantona to star in French erotic comedy 8 years ago

Eric does Paris; Cantona to star in French erotic comedy

The Manchester United legend will play a character called ‘The Stallion’.

Never a man afraid to cause a stir, Eric Cantona’s next move might see a surge of interest in French cinema around the world.

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The footballer turned actor has appeared in a few films to date, most notably the rather excellent Looking for Eric, in which he admittedly only had to play himself.

Anyway, his latest venture might stretch him a bit more, if you pardon the phrase. According to the Mirror, the 47-year old will star in "Les Rencontres d'après minuit", or The Meetings After Midnight, which will hit screens next month.

Described by Cantona, in a very Cantona way, as "not foolishly voyeuristic but elegant and unique" the Frenchman plays a character called The Stallion, who ends up getting invited to an orgy by a couple and their transvestite maid. As you do.

In the interests of research, we’ll watch it for you and report back next month.