David Beckham is doing his own version of the “Motorcycle Diaries” throughout Brazil and the Amazon — documentary style.
The former soccer star, 39, has teamed up with BBC One – the media corporation, not the Real Madrid striker trio of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo – for a film that is following him on his journey through the largest rainforest in the world.
The documentary, titled “David Beckham Into the Unknown,” starts with the handsome Brit flying the 5,000 miles from London to the South American country.
Beck makes a stop in Rio de Janeiro before traveling to Manaus, the largest city in the Amazon.
There he will meet up with his friends Derek White and Dave Garden and the trip will take off in motorcycles to the small community of Angelin into the forest, crossing the river Negro to the banks of the Cuieras River before spending time with the remote Yanomani tribe.
The former Los Angeles Galaxy star is filmed cooking, fishing and camping for the 90-minute documentary set to air in the days leading up to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Helen Jackson, managing director for content at BBC World Wide said in a statement, “This is an unforgettable documentary set in the heart of the dense Amazon rainforest following David Beckham. Through his eyes, audiences will experience life in the jungle, something so distant from David’s like on and off the pitch and in the glare of the world’s media.”