World Cup hero Ronaldo is to star in a film in his native Brazil in which he plays the role of a hugely successful footballer, the website Terra has reported.

The 27-year-old Real Madrid star will appear in the film "A Summer Show" in the company of popular Brazilian youth television presenters Luciano Huck and Angelica.

The opening scenes will be filmed in November in Curitiba where the Brazilian team will play Uruguay in their 2006 South American World Cup qualifiers.

Terra said that some action could be filmed in Madrid, where Ronaldo has based his home. The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is also being considered as a possible backdrop for the movie, which will be released next January.