Date: 29th March 2004

Beyonce's in the pink

Beyoncé Knowles has agreed to play the main love interest in the upcoming remake of The Pink Panther.

After weeks of speculation, the singer confirmed she will star opposite Steve Martin, who is playing Inspector Jacques Clouseau.

Beyonce will play a pop star named Xania, whose boyfriend is the owner of the infamous Pink Panther diamond, reports Sky news.

When he is found dead and the diamond goes missing, she becomes a suspect. The movie will also feature Kevin Kline and French movie star Jean Reno.

There has even been speculation that football star David Beckham will make an appearance.

The film role has hit Beyonce's plans to reunite with her Destiny's Child bandmates.

Beyonce was hoping to record a new Destiny's Child album, but those plans were put back after she agreed to tour with Missy Elliott and Alicia Keys.

She has now confirmed she will immediately begin filming The Pink Panther in New York and Paris, France, once her tour is over.

Source: Press Release