This sounds WAY too good to be true!
According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo is making the jump from athlete to movie star — and his acting resume is already accumulating stellar credentials!
The Real Madrid star has reportedly been offered a part in Martin Scorsese's new film The Manipulator, based on the life of the elusive millionaire Alessandro Proto!
This Italian real estate mogul is supposedly the real life inspiration for Christian Grey, the titular character in E.L. James's 50 Shades Of Grey series!
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Rumor has it that Ronaldo's involvement with the project is due to the fact that he recently bought an apartment located in the Trump Tower, which used to belong to Proto.
And Scorsese is ALL about authenticity in his films, so much so that he allegedly promised the goalscorer screen time in exchange for a filming location!
This may seem more far-fetched than the entire premise of 50 Shades, but we're okay with suspending our disbelief if it means we can fantasise about the hunky soccer star on the big screen!
What do YOU think?
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