On social networks, Guillaume Canet unveils the impressive cast of his new feature film Asterix and the Middle Kingdom. We will notably find Zlatan, Audrey Lamy, Gilles Lellouche and Jonathan Cohen.
This was to be one of the major projects of the year 2020. Due to the pandemic, the filming ofAsterix and the Middle Kingdom a finally been repulsed. Since then, we had no news of the feature film directed by Guillaume Canet. In live action, it will be the first film based on an original story. The details of the plot still remain secret, but we now know a little more about the cast. On social networks, many of them share images showing the visual identity of René Goscinny and Albert’s albums. Uderzo. If we already knew that the duo was embodied by Guillaume Canet and Gilles Lellouche, who will therefore succeed Edouard Baer and Gérard Depardieu, it was not yet known who would face them. And there are beautiful people!
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A high-flying cast
The sporty one Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make a little foray into the dark rooms. According to an image shared by the footballer himself, he will play Antivirus, a Roman legionary well known to fans of Alain Chabat’s film. In the feature film released in 2002, it was Jean-Paul Rouve who lent him his features. The ace of the round ball will be joined by the Youtubers McFly and Carlito, which will play Radius and Cubitus respectively. Audrey Lamy will also be there (Bonemine) as Marion Cottilard (Cleopatra) and singer Angèle (Falbala). Philippe Katerine, who seemed cut for the role, will slip into the skin of the bard Insurance. The list does not end there since we will also find Jonathan Cohen (Graindemaïs), José Garcia (Biopix), Vincent Cassel (César), Orelsan (Titanix), Thomas VDB (Sinus) and Ramzy Bedia (Epidemaïs). The comedian Laure Felpin should in turn camp a character named Carioca.
At the moment, the film does not yet have an official release date. Before the postponement of the shooting, it was scheduled for the year 2022. A few days ago, Guillaume Canet had unveiled an image with the inscription “J-7″, if nothing has been confirmed for the moment, it could be the launch date of the shooting which should take place in France and Morocco. In the meantime, Netflix is preparing an animated series with Alain Chabat at the helm.