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'Aging' Jeter playing himself in upcoming flick

Yankees' captain gets role in film staring Ferrell, Wahlberg

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Derek Jeter and Mark Wahlberg on location of "The Other Guys." (Bobby Bank/WireImage)

By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com

11/13/09 12:47 PM EST

NEW YORK -- Does this look like a five-time World Series champion to you?

A down-on-his-luck Derek Jeter was wandering the Coney Island boardwalk on Thursday afternoon, but it was all for show -- the Yankees captain is playing himself in the upcoming movie "The Other Guys."

According to a synopsis in the New York Post, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg play police officers who are taken off the streets after Wahlberg's character wrongly shoots Jeter in the leg after seeing him walk around with a bat.

The scene shot at Nathan's Famous on Thursday takes place years later, when a washed-up Jeter -- wearing a ratty jacket, jeans and sporting stringy gray hair -- encounters the two officers. The comedy is being directed by Adam McKay, who also provided "Anchorman" and "Talladega Nights."

Jeter has had a little acting experience in the past. Aside from numerous commercials -- including a memorable 2003 credit card ad with George Steinbrenner -- the shortstop had a cameo in the 2003 Jack Nicholson flick "Anger Management," hosted "Saturday Night Live" in '01 and appeared on "Seinfeld" in 1996.

The movie, which also stars Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendes, is scheduled to be released next summer.

Lol, this could be good.
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