Date: 5th September 2000
LIVERPOOL and ENGLAND soccer star MICHAEL OWEN is set to make his movie debut opposite SAMUEL L JACKSON and ROBERT CARLYLE.
The young striking ace, who scored this weekend (02SEP00) to give England a draw with world champions FRANCE, is interested in playing a role in new gangster movie 51ST STATE, set partially in Liverpool.
Filming, which begins later this month (25SEP00), will include a shoot-out at the city's famous ANFIELD stadium - where Owen plays his club football.
A movie source explains film bosses want Owen to play himself in a "kick-a-round scene" at the close of the movie.