Is Tom Cruise trying to push David Beckham as the next big action hero?

Tom Cruise David Beckham

Man, these photos sure usher in some fond memories! Back in the day (to be specific, 2008), Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were super tight with David and Victoria Beckham after Becks joined the LA Galaxy team. It lasted for a few months, and David and Tom appeared to enjoy a cute little bromance. Then Tom inevitably started pushing Scientology, and Posh put the brakes on David opening up the wallet (or so I imagine). As a result, Tom and David broke up, but they’re supposedly still friends, and the door was left open to a degree.

As the luck of the tabloids would have it, there’s been a little bit of debate as to what David Beckham will be doing with his newfound downtime now that he’s officially retired from professional soccer. So the Enquirer decided to make up a story about how Tom’s going to help launch David’s next career …. as the next big thing in action movies.

I know, I know.

Now, David has the body of an action hero, and he does good work with Guy Ritchie (if this butt-clenching commercial is any indication). David also has a load of charisma, which is a prerequisite for any successful action star. However, David also has the voice of (to be kind) a teenage girl. Sadly, that’s where the dream ends. An action hero needs a deep, gruff voice. That’s the only reason why I buy Vin Diesel in any of those dumb Fast and Furious movies. Vin walks around looking pretty ridiculous, and then he opens his mouth, and my pants start to drop. See how that works? Poor David doesn’t stand a chance with that voice, but let’s do this anyway just for laughs:

Tom Cruise David Beckham

After hanging up his cleats, soccer superstar David Beckham is hoping to net a big movie career with help from his pal Tom Cruise!

The Enquirer has learned that Cruise once offered to turn the heartthrob athlete into a big-screen action hero — and now that Beckham has announced his retirement from the sporting life, a source says he’s ready for Tom to make good on his promise.

Beckham, 28, has been commuting between his Los Angeles home and Europe to fulfill a five-month socer contract with the Paris Saint-Germain team, but the source says now that it’s over he’ll pursue his lifelong ambition to be an actor.

“David has always wanted to be an action film star, and Tom promised him a long time ago he can make those dreams come true,” revealed an insider. “David still loves soccer but feels he’s gone about as far as he can in the sport and that now is a great time to transition into film while he’s still young enough to land top-notch roles.”

The soccer icon and Mission: Impossible star met several years ago when David’s wife, Spice Girl Victoria, began hanging out at fashion shows with Tom’s then-wife Katie Holmes.

But the couple’s friendship apparently ran into problems. “David and Victoria distanced themselves after Tom began trying to sell them on the idea of Scientology,” said the insider. “But David still kept in touch with Tom and believes he’ll stand by his promise to help him become an action star.

“Who knows? We could see David in Mission: Impossible 5.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, June 3, 2013]

I hope this story isn’t true because, you know, I don’t want to see Goldenballs roaming the streets in a few years like a depressed Katie Holmes did after she realized the reality of Tom’s broken promises. Honestly though, this seems like a story of convenience that has been constructed around the news of Becks’ retirement from kicking balls around a field. Also, there’s no way in hell David could pull off an action-hero reputation while talking in “that voice” of his. They’d have to hire Laura San Giacomo for more voiceover work, wouldn’t they? :rimshot:

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David Beckham

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  1. Anna says:

    I was gonna say ‘OMG totally!’ and then I was reminded of his voice. Too bad.

    • Jane says:

      It would work only if they dubbed his voice, otherwise, no way. Tom is just lonely and when people really find out about the Sci stuff they run. If Posh is the one that said, let’s get out of this mess, then good for her, because their friendship really fizzled fast.

    • Irishae says:

      No way, he’d make an incredible Mighty Mouse. Christopher Nolan would be all over that… a dark and brooding prequel trilogy co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio and some terribly miscast actress.

  2. poppy says:

    tommy still trying to get in beckham’s panties?

    • arock says:

      omg thats the exact thing i thought. you know tommy wants to run around the SEA org yacht wearing beckhams jock like a face mask.

      but then who doesnt, really.

    • Ruffian9 says:

      Tom really wants to ‘get behind’ Becks in every way.

  3. marie says:

    ha ha ha, yeah NO..

  4. TG says:

    That voice and I am not into blondes. But @Bedhead your comment about dropping your pants because of a sexy voice is too funny. Give me a sexy British accent any day though.

  5. JennJ says:

    Maybe if Guy Ritchie turned him into some scary/lovable character (ie. Brad Pitt in Snatch) who had his tongue ripped out in a mysterious backstory?

    I’d see that.

  6. Mrs. H. says:

    Beckham in a Guy Ritchie movie would be genius.

  7. Jennykins says:

    Agreed on vin diesel. Fast and the furious is when I realized I really REALLY like a nice voice. Vin is short over muscled and a little camel faced, but my god when he speaks?

    • JenD says:

      Don’t be talking about my baby daddy Vin like that! 🙂 Gah, he is hot, and he just gets hotter when he talks. I feel the same about Jason Statham.

      • VioletCrumble says:

        Good, cuz when the movie is made about the last 3.5 years of my family’s life, Jason Statham will make a surprise appearance in the last third as the quasi hero who attempts to put things back together, but all is not as it seems…. Now, does anyone have Quentin Tarantino’s number?

  8. AustinMJ says:

    He sounds like the Gyco lizard.

  9. Feisty says:

    I just love that in the first picture Posh and Jada are almost the same color.

  10. Joy says:

    Can’t Tom change David’s voice with his magical Xenu powers?

  11. MsAubra says:

    I’d take them both!

  12. Ag says:

    that picture with the three couples is frightening. looks like both jada/will and tom/katie were pressuring the beckhams to join the cult. ugh.

  13. holly hobby says:

    His voice was the one turn off. I didn’t know he had a high voice until I caught him on a talk show. So surprised. Such a buff guy with a girl voice!

  14. ol cranky says:

    sadly, all I got out of this was the realization that he’s only 28. wow, still a baby

    • Samsuzzanne says:

      He’s actually 38. I looked it up, since I knew the article had to be wrong, as I’m 28 & I was sure he’s quite a bit older!

  15. Kath says:

    That last pic of Tom Thumb is truly frightening.

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