Ronaldo to star in Syrian refugee drama with Angelina Jolie

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo may soon be showing off his talents in another medium after reports he has signed up to act in a TV drama.

Ronaldo, 32, will get the chance to see if his acting skills on the pitch transfer to the small screen after he reportedly signed up to star alongside actress Angelina Jolie in a TV drama about Syrian refugees.

The Portuguese football star was named by the Turkish show’s director as one of the cast members he had signed to star in the drama ‘Hayat Koprusu’ which begins filming in April.

Speaking to the website Turkish Football, director Eyup Dirlik said: “We will begin filming in the first week of April, the series is about the plight of a refugee family and what they go through.

“There will be appearances from actors and actresses from all over the world including Cristiano Ronaldo, Angelina Jolie and (Arabic music star) Nancy Ajram.”

The plot of the drama will focus on a family fleeing to Turkey to escape the Syrian civil war and will be filmed in Anatolia near the Syrian border.

Ronaldo has previously talked about his desire to go into acting, saying back in 2016: “Why not? It is not my objective at the moment, but I have had some invitations.”

“I am sure that sooner or later I will be in a cast for a film, no doubt. But to play a small role to start, to pick up experience. Then to shine more in the future,” he added.

The Euro 2016 winner has also been a strong advocate for Syrian refugees, speaking out in their support on numerous occasions.

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