David Beckham at Belstaff's new flagship ©Belstaff

David Beckham at Belstaff’s new flagship

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham has teamed up with his old friends at Belstaff, and this time the star is taking center stage.

The former football champion appears in “Outlaws,” a short surrealist film for the British fashion house shot on location in Mexico, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Produced by Hollywood actress Liv Tyler and starring Harvey Keitel, Katherine Waterston and Cathy Moriarty, it features a motorcycle stuntman haunted by memories of a beautiful trapeze artist. It is set for release during London Fashion Week at the brand’s September 22 catwalk show, with a global premiere taking place on September 21.

“I’ve had a long relationship with Belstaff, and a successful one, which I’ve enjoyed,” the father of four told Vogue.co.uk. “They came to me with the idea to do a short film and the idea of working wth Harvey and Katherine — it was a given that we were going to do this.”

The film, which was written and directed by Geremy Jasper, is the latest chapter in Beckham’s long-running relationship with Belstaff. The soccer star has previously collaborated with the brand on Beckham x Belstaff, a collection of leather jackets, basic tees and denim wear. He also starred in the brand’s Spring / Summer 2014 campaign, which included a short film depicting the sportsman traveling across the English countryside with fellow models Tom Firth, Christian Gajdus and Will Bowden as part of a ‘band of brothers’.

The British heritage fashion house has a history steeped in luxury sportswear, particularly focused on motorbiking — an activity Beckham has been vocally passionate about in the past.

The former athlete has made a seamless transition from global sports champion to fashion icon since hanging up his football boots, modeling for and collaborating with brands such as H&M, Police eyewear and Emporio Armani.