Now, David Beckham is following in Vinnie's boots from the pitch to the big screen in Ritchie's brand new film. "I hadn't made up my mind but when seeing his screen test he was ideal for the role and you know what he is a really nice guy as well".
'The only thing I took away from King Arthur is that David Beckham can't act.
Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam as the eponymous figure of British folklore and history, Legend of the Sword aims to put a fresh spin on the timeless tale of medieval heroism that is the King Arthur legend.
David Beckham looks virtually unrecognisable in his role as a soldier to King Vortigern in Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword".
"Piers Morgan seems to have an agenda against David Beckham, its nearly as if he is jealous", one said in his defence. "You kind of love that community feel".
Guy Ritchie: "I've been wanting to make an Arthurian movie for the last eight years and I suppose the stars aligned".
But when a new trailer and clips from the film were released this week some were unimpressed by Beckham's acting skills. I tend to be pretty serious about the work I do and go in with a lot of preparation and just set about quietly executing my game plan. Keen-eyed fans will note that he made a cameo as the projectionist in Guy Ritchie's 2015 film "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'; a very 'blink and you'll miss it" part.
It was crucial that Arthur remain a man of the people no matter what changes he was going through. "I'm confident that at some stage it will reveal itself to me, but right now it's just a bit too premature". Now the studio is back on the King Arthur bandwagon with a wildly different take on the famous mythical world of the Knights of the Round Table. Flat-out boring. If you're going to make a movie which relies heavily on CGI and action, it's a major disservice to your audience to do so as blandly as it is done here.
Needless to say, we are absolutely thrilled at the prospect of a musical done in that high energy, frenetic Ritchie style.