"Beckham has always wanted to be an action film star, and Cruise promised him a long time ago he can make those dreams come true," a source told National Enquirer magazine.
Beckham, 38, announced he was retiring from football this month after playing the game for more than 20 years, reports entertainmentwise.com.
"Beckham still loved soccer but feels that now is a great time to transition into film while he's still young enough to land top-notch roles," the source added.
It is said that, Beckham and his wife Victoria became close to Cruise and his ex-wife Katie Holmes many years ago, when Beckhams relocated here and was playing for Los Angeles Galaxy. Now the couple has moved to London.
Previously, we have seen Beckham doing a cameo in 2005 film Goal: The Dream Begins with Zinedine Zidane and Raúl. Now let's see if we see him more on big screen.
Sources even add the possibility of David to be seen in Mission Impossible 5. Well, we never know!