VIDEO: All hail Reina as Liverpool keeper stars as Roman soldier in new film
13:15 GMT, 19 March 2013
19:35 GMT, 19 March 2013
Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina took time out from preparing for crucial World Cup qualifiers to show off his acting skills.
The Spaniard, who is in line to make a rare appearance for the Roja after first choice Iker Casillas was ruled out of the upcoming matches against Finland and France, donned classic Roman garb to star as a soldier in a new short-film called 'Invictus, el correo del Cesar.'
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Film star: Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina
Hot seat: Cesc Fabregas (centre) and David Villa (right) were at the premiere
The film is directed by Javier Fesser, who has won three Baftas including Best Director and Best Original
Screenplay for 'The Way' in 2008 and Best Live Action Short Film for
'That ritmillo' in 1995.
The film's premiere was held in Madrid on Monday and Spanish stars David Villa, Xavi, Cesc Fabregas and Jordi Alba were among the audience.
The film is being bankrolled by insurance company Plus Ultra Seguros, who also use Reina to front their advertising campaigns.
Reina also used his trip to Spain to reiterate his commitment to Liverpool after being linked as a potential replacement for wantaway Victor Valdes.
'[A move to Barcelona] is not in my hands and the rumour mongering is part of that,' Reina told Spanish newspaper AS. 'They're such a great club, but I'm happy at Liverpool.'
Video: Reina the actor
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