Olivier Giroud and PSG's Presnel Kimpembe both have their voices featured in the new film.

By 90Min
November 13, 2018

Olivier Giroud has lent his voice to the French dub of the upcoming animation film 'Spider-Man: New Generation'.

The Chelsea striker and his France teammate, Presnel Kimpembe, are making their acting debuts in the film, which is set to be released in December. Giroud will play the part of 'Green Goblin' (or Bouffon Vert), while Kimpembe will voice fellow villain in the Spider-Man universe 'Scorpion'. 

Considering Giroud's famous scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace, some might wonder if the casting team got their picks the wrong way around.

The duo have laid down their vocal talents alongside French actor Stephane Bak and singer Camelia Jordana and join a long list of footballers who have turned their hands to acting over the years.

It is not uncommon for footballers to do voice over work for dubs in their native language, with the likes of Andres Iniesta and Antionne Griezmann both playing significant roles in animated films in the past.

Griezmann played the role of 'Superman' in the French dub of the Lego Batman Movie in 2017, while Iniesta played the role of an Albino pirate in the Spanish version of Aardman animation 'The Pirates!' back in 2012.

Some footballers have not only lent their voices to cinema releases, but also their faces. The likes of Vinnie Jones and Eric Cantona have forged decent careers for themselves in the entertainment business since hanging up their boots. Even David Beckham got in on the act and made a cameo appearance in the 2017 Hollywood blockbuster 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'

Chelsea fans will no doubt be hoping that Giroud keeps his spidey senses on goalscoring, at least while he is hanging around Stamford Bridge.

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