Former Brazil international Ronaldo ended his football career a few months ago due to his ongoing injury problems, but the 34-year-old is now looking to broaden his horizons - by taking up acting.
The former Barcelona, Inter, Real Madrid and AC Milan striker has confirmed on his official Twitter account that he will feature in the next film from director Marcio Garcia.
"I will study the art of film as I'm determined to do a good job," he stated.
Ronaldo will play a role as a bank robber in the movie entitled 'Open Road', which will begin shooting in Los Angeles next month. Juliette Lewis will play the leading female role, while Andy Garcia and Juliana Paes will also feature.
The legendary figure follows in the footsteps of Eric Cantona and Vinnie Jones, who also moved into acting after hanging up their boots.