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by: Penn Collins On  Thursday, September 17, 2015

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It looks like Cristiano Ronaldo is making the leap from the field to the big screen, and doing so in a very high profile fashion. Rather than bust out another cameo as “Cristiano Ronaldo, the soccer star,” he’ll be playing someone else altogether for no less than Martin Scorsese. And it’s likely that it’s not due to his acting chops.

Nope. Cristiano Ronaldo has an apartment at the Trump Tower that used to belong to wealthy playboy Alessandro Proto, who was reportedly the inspiration for the Christian Grey character in the 50 Shades of Grey books and film. Because Martin Scorsese wants to shoot a biopic of Proto—called The Manipulator—in the apartment, he has promised Ronaldo a part in the film.

Big or small, he’s likely to steal whatever scene he’s in, which could trouble a lesser director, but Martin Scorsese always seems to find a way to work with weird little things like this so that they don’t make the movie feel bogged down or contrived. Just don’t give him a starring role or anything.



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