David Beckham in grumpy-knight cameo in Guy Ritchie King Arthur film

David Beckham will cameo as a disgruntled knight who is unable to pull Excalibur from the stone in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie, reports Film Divider.

Ritchie is said to have adopted a pop culture-tinged approach to the fantasy tale, which Beckham’s presence typifies. Film Divider also reports that football puns have been written for the scene.

Beckham is said to express disbelief that young Arthur is able to pull off the famous feat. “There’s a little bit of a sense that Beckham’s character, who fancies himself a big player in this story, gets a little ticked off when this other fellow, this upstart, is the one who can free the sword,” reports the site.

Ritchie previously worked with Beckham on a 2013 commercial for clothing retailer H&M, in which the former Manchester United midfielder accidentally loses most of his clothes and runs around an upmarket tropical resort in a failed attempt to retrieve them.

Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur is expected to be the first of six films starring Charlie Hunnam as the once and future king. Ritchie has also cast French-Spanish actor Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as Guinevere, Eric Bana as Uther Pendragon, Djimon Hounsou as Bedivere and Jude Law as villain Vortigen.