David Beckham’s life to be made into a comic book
The soccer player – who is married to former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham – is the inspiration behind new project ‘Fame: David Beckham’ which will document his rise to superstardom. Peter Rogers, the writer of the comic, said: “Working on the Beckham book was quite different from any other comic I’ve worked on to date. “Telling someone’s real life story was quite a challenge, and I tried to find as many ways as possible to ensure that it was visually interesting and not just a case of, ‘he did this, and then he did that’.” The comic will also feature David’s influence on the fashion world, with his numerous style changes and haircuts through the years documented.
David, 35, will be the first sports star to feature in publisher Bluewater’s ‘Fame’ series. Other stars to have been transformed into comic book characters by the publishers include Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Robert Pattinson and Hillary Clinton. ‘Fame: David Beckham’ will go on sale this September via website www.amazon.com.
Ricky Martin hits Broadway in Evita
Ricky Martin is set to star in a new production of ‘Evita’. The ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca’ singer – who previously appeared in ‘Les Miserables’ – will play the part of Che opposite Argentine actress Elena Roger in the musical which will run in New York’s Broadway theatre district. The 38-year-old Latino star said: “I’ve never lost my love for the intimacy of the theatre.” The revival of ‘Evita’, which is scheduled to open in spring 2012 with Michael Grandage directing, will be the first new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical since its 1979 New York debut which ran for four years. Michael said of the project: “It is very exciting to bring this new production of Evita to Broadway with an Argentine woman in the title role for the very first time. “With Ricky Martin joining the company, we now have an opportunity to make the production even more authentic.”
The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber penned musical dramatizes the life of Argentina’s controversial first lady Eva Peron, and remains one of their most popular productions, having even been turned into a successful movie in 1996 starring Madonna.