French soccer star Thierry Henry is tipped to be a Hollywood superstar after catching the eye of celebrated US film-maker Spike Lee.

The sexy sportsman - who plays for London team ARSENAL - has developed a firm friendship with the director, and has since been offered a role in Lee's latest project THE INSIDE MAN alongside Jodie Foster and Denzel Washington.

DO THE RIGHT THING director Lee's biographer KALEEM AFTAB says, "Spike reckons Thierry has the talent and charisma to be a star.

"I've seen them together and it's like a couple of kids just fooling around.

"Thierry's invited Spike to his box at Arsenal many times and this is Spike's way of returning the favour."

23/06/2005 09:26