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Cristiano Ronaldo is being paid €19.3 million NOT to appear in Martin Scorsese's new movie

The Real Madrid star is unwanted but his apartment is very much in demand.

Ronaldo will have to just take the money and accept not having to work.
Ronaldo will have to just take the money and accept not having to work.
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CRISTIANO RONALDO’S HOLLYWOOD debut will have to wait for now.

Ronaldo was expected to have a part in Martin Scorsese’s new film about Italian real estate agent Alessandro Proto after Ronaldo’s new apartment in Trump Tower was selected for a scene location.

According to a report from Sport, Ronaldo was supposed to be paid over (€10 million) for being cut from the film, but his lawyer negotiated for nearly double the pay.

Proto objected to Ronaldo being in the film and now Ronaldo is no longer a part of the project.

“I don’t want him in a film about my life. Martin Scorsese is in agreement with me. Cristiano Ronaldo is not going to be in the film.

“I am sorry if he doesn’t feel valued, but in life you win some and you lose some. If I really have to give him €20 million, I will give it to him with my own hands.”

Gazzetta World doesn’t report that they will pay Ronaldo €20 million, but says Ronaldo’s role was supposed to be a sweetener for filming in his apartment.

Gazetta World also says that producers feared Ronaldo would be too much of a distraction to the film.

Channing Tatum is reportedly expected to replace Ronaldo.

- Scott Davis, Business Insider 

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