Neymar to star alongside Vin Diesel, Samuel L Jackson in Hollywood movie

Neymar is to swap the football field for the big screen later this year after nabbing a part in a movie starring Vin Diesel and Samuel L Jackson.

Barcelona forward Neymar is to star on the big screen later this year alongside Vin Diesel and Samuel L Jackson in the latest instalment of the xXx movie series.

The 24-year-old swapped the football field for a go at acting, with co-star Diesel describing him as a "natural" in front of the camera.

Neymar's role in the movie, titled xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, is thought to be the Brazilian's first foray into the world of acting.

Neymar also enjoyed a kickabout with global popstar Justin Bieber during his time Stateside, before participating in a New York Mets baseball event.

Lionel Messi scores during the La Liga game between Rayo Vallecano and Barcelona on March 3, 2016
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