Film Star

Freddie Ljungberg aims to conquer Hollywood

… and also play for some football team

Freddie Ljunberg

Swedish underwear peddler Freddie Ljungberg has landed back on his feet after West Ham tore up his contract – he will now be playing with brand spanking new MLS outfit the Seattle Sounders. As the team’s ‘designated player’ (the person they can pay far more than everyone else), Fredrik will earn a tidy $2.5m over a two year contract.

According to today’s Sun, Ljungberg chose to join Kasey Keller at the Washington club because no one else would have him their owners “vowed to make him a film star”. The main shareholder in the club is Joe Roth, a film producer and director, who has been chairman at 20th Century Fox and Disney. Another owner is actor and comedian Drew Carey, whose strange spectacles can be seen on The Drew Carey Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and the US version of The Price Is Right.

A ‘source’ at The Sun says:

“Freddie’s keen to break into movies. Joe is extremely influential in that scene.”

Will Freddie become the new Vinnie Jones in Hollywood (which is approximately 1,200 miles from Seattle)? Or could it be that the ‘source’ at the red top newspaper is simply putting two and two together to come up with five and a few extra column inches? Only time will tell…


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