From football fields to movie sets: football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be showing in Guillaume Canet’s next film “Asterix and Obelix: the Middle Empire”.
At 39, the Swedish striker from AC Milan announced on Instagram that he will play a Roman, Caius Antivirus.
Like him, other stars have published at the same time on their respective Instagram accounts their future role, whether it is a pillar of the Uderzo and Goscinny comic book or a new character.
A host of stars
For this fifth film, Guillaume Canet will play Asterix and Gilles Lellouche will be his faithful friend Obélix. Pierre Richard has announced that he will play Panoramix.
Marion Cotillard, companion in the city of Guillaume Canet, will be Cleopatra. Vincent Cassel was chosen to play César.
Also in the cast: Belgian singer Angèle, rapper Orelsan, comedian Jason Chicandier, José Garcia, Audrey Lamy and Youtubers McFly and Carlito.
The shooting of this film, which was to be done partly in China, had to be postponed to spring 2020 due to a health crisis. With a budget of over 60 million euros, it is already shaping up to be one of the biggest French productions in the months to come.