Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait to make his Hollywood debut after reportedly being dropped by Martin Scorsese for his new film, The Manipulator.
The Real Madrid icon was set for a debut role on the silver screen, according to Gazzetta World, but has been dropped due to fears he could steal the limelight from the film itself.
Apparently Ronaldo’s luxurious new Manhattan loft, in the lavish Trump Tower building in New York, has been chosen as a location by the producers, and a small role was promised to the Los Blancos ace as a sweetener.
In the end Scorsese opted not to use Ronaldo, which has earned him a cool €10 million in compensation, though it has denied the 30-year-old his movie cameo with Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio.
Reports indicate that the producers’ u-turn was based on fears that Ronaldo would take up too much of the spotlight, and thus distract from the film. Actor Channing Tatum is believed to be the favourite to replace the Portuguese in the Hollywood flick.
Scorsese’s next effort is based on the life of Alessandro Proto, an Italian millionaire thought to have inspired the character from Fifty Shades of Grey.Sounds like the perfect role for Ronaldo.