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Ian Wright landed his first major film role.

The football legend will make an appearance in Daniel Kaluyya’s futuristic Netflix film ‘The Kitchen’.

The former Arsenal striker was approached directly by Gunners supporter Daniel to appear in the film and jumped at the chance.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Daniel is a huge gooner and huge fan of Ian Wright. He wrote this amazing thriller and wanted Ian to appear.

“So he made contact, and Ian was thrilled – and jumped at the chance.

“He hasn’t had any acting lessons, but after years in ‘Match of the Day’ – and having recently filmed a Marks and Spencer gig – he’s actually a natural in front of the camera. He’s about four scenes.”

Daniel – who narrated the Amazon documentary ‘All or Nothing’ about Arsenal – wrote the screenplay for ‘The Kitchen’, which is set in London in 2044 and set in a dark futuristic world where the gap between the rich and the poor was pushed to its limits.

With all forms of social housing eradicated, London’s working classes were forced to live in temporary accommodation on the outskirts of the city.

The story revolves around local residents Izi, who is desperately trying to find a way out, and 12-year-old Benji, who has lost his mother and is looking for a family, as they struggle to survive in a system that is stacked against their.

Izi will be played by “Top Boy” actor Kane “Kano” Robinson and Benji will be played by young newcomer Jedaiah Bannerman.


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