Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise has reportedly promised to help soccer ace David Beckham become an actor.
"Beckham has always wanted to be an action film star, and Cruise promised him a long time ago he can make those dreams come true,” a source told National Enquirer magazine.
Beckham, 38, announced he was retiring from football this month after playing the game for more than 20 years, reports entertainmentwise.com.
"Beckham still loved soccer but feels that now is a great time to transition into film while he`s still young enough to land top-notch roles,” the source added.
Beckham and his wife Victoria became close to Cruise when Beckhams relocated here. Now the couple has moved to London.