We know a little more about the cast of the film “Asterix and Obelix, the middle empire” directed by Guillaume Canet. Surprises, while waiting for an endlessly postponed theatrical release.
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In Asterix’s skin, we already knew that Guillaume Canet would take on the main character and that he had chosen Gilles Lellouche to succeed Gérard Depardieu as Obelix, and Marion Cotillard to Monica Bellucci as Cleopatra.
But this film, which will be based on an original story and not on an album of the adventures of the little Gaul, has a number of newcomers and not the least: the Belgian singer Angèle en Falbala, Jérôme Commandeur in the role of the chef Abraracourcix, Pierre Richard will be the druid Panoramix, Philippe Katerine the bard Assurancetourix and Vincent Cassel will lend his features to Julius Caesar. So much for the recurring characters around Asterix and Obelix.
Yet not used to supporting roles, footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be Antivirus. Manu Payet, Ramzy Bédia, Audrey Lamy, Thomas VDB are also part of the cast. Besides Angèle and Philippe Katerine, the rapper Orelsan will make his ranges in Titanix, and we will also see Bigflo and Oli, Mathieu Chedid, as well as the youtubers McFly and Carlito.
The film, which was to be shot in part in China with Chinese capital, will ultimately do without this collaboration, in particular for political reasons. Filming will begin, the release date remains unknown for this 5th cinema adaptation of the French comic book classic. Record to beat: the 14 million admissions of Cleopatra Mission by Alain Chabat in 2002. By Toutatis!