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Friday, September 22, 2006


KATIE Holmes is set to return to the big screen as Victoria Beckham in a blockbusting film based on her husband David’s meteoric rise to fame. The 27-year-old fiancée of Tom Cruise is said to be "moved" at the prospect of playing 32-year-old Posh with whom she has become good friends. Tom, due to tie the knot with Batman Begins star Katie in a few weeks, suggested the Real Madrid star’s story to his former studio Paramount before they parted ways. The canny bigwigs are thought to have promptly "optioned" the idea before splitting with Tom last month. And although he won’t be starring as David, 31, it’s thought he’ll be producing or directing or advising on the script. Our Tinseltown tongue-wagger said: "Tom has a brilliant grasp of what the public want to see and thought David’s story was wonderful. A football star emerges from humble origins, there’s drama within the matches and romance in his love affair with Victoria at the height of her pop star fame. "At the time Tom was seeing quite a lot of David and Victoria. The quartet are very close friends and the Beckhams would only be happy about their story being used if Tom and Katie were involved. "Katie is perfect to play a young Posh and has been working on her accent. Tom wouldn’t work as David however, the physical difference is too marked. "Tom really wanted David’s character to be played by a Brit." Actors in the running include Britpack faves Jason Statham, 34, and Paul Bettany, 35.


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