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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Hollywood debut will have to wait for now.
Ronaldo was expected to have a part in Martin Scorsese’s new film about Italian real estate agent Alessandro Proto after Ronaldo’s new apartment in Trump Tower was selected for a scene location.
According to a report from Sport, Ronaldo was supposed to be paid over $11 million (€10 million) for being cut from the film, but his lawyer negotiated for double the pay.
Proto objected to Ronaldo being in the film and now Ronaldo is no longer a part of the project.
“I don’t want him in a film about my life. Martin Scorsese is in agreement with me. Cristiano Ronaldo is not going to be in the film. I am sorry if he doesn’t feel valued, but in life you win some and you lose some. If I really have to give him 20 million euros, I will give it to him with my own hands.”
Gazzetta World doesn’t report that they will pay Ronaldo €20 million, but says Ronaldo’s role was supposed to be a sweetener for filming in his apartment.
Gazetta World also says that producers feared Ronaldo would be too much of a distraction to the film.
Channing Tatum is reportedly expected to replace Ronaldo.
[UPDATE] A representative for Ronaldo told Sport the footballer was never involved with the film.