Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leap from the playing field to the big screen in the next movie “Asterix and Obelix: the middle empire”, which will be directed by Guillaume Canet.
The forward of the AC Milan will play the roman character Caius Antivirus. The announcement was made by the same player, who did not provide further details.
The filming of this film was to take place in China in 2020, but was postponed due to the coronvairus pandemic, which presented a good opportunity for Ibra.
The film will have a budget of about 60 million euros, and will become one of the largest French productions this year.
Zlatan had already shown that he is attracted to show business and, without going any further, this year he was the presenter of the San Remo Festival in Italy.
The cast of the film includes Guillaume Canet like Asterix, Gilles Lellouche as Obelix (this is the first time in the five-movie franchise that Gérard Depardieu will not play Obelix), Vincent Cassel like Cesar, Marion Cotillard like Cleopatra and Jonathan Cohen como final thesis.
Zlatan won’t be the first footballer to star in Asterix and Obelix movies. Previously, so did Zinedine Zidane in “Asterix at the Olympic Games” (2008).
Zidane already acted in a previous Asterix and Obelix film (archive)
The main actors of Asterix and Obelix (archive)