(Paris) Among all the stars whose names appear in the creditsAsterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdomone of them really made a great impression during the Parisian preview.
All eyes were already on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the famous Swedish footballer who, in Guillaume Canet’s film, plays Antivirus, the commander of Julius Caesar’s forces.
During a press meeting held on Tuesday as part of Unifrance’s Rendez-vous du cinéma français program, the director, who also plays Asterix himself (along with Gilles Lelouch as Obélix), told how he proceeded to convince the football star to join the adventure. To participate.
“I told him he was going to play Caesar’s right arm and he said, ‘But how can Caesar play Caesar’s right arm?'” Then he asked me how I paid. And I told him that for that, he would have to arrange with the producers. He said, “Well, but you’re not going to get me by giving me a pass to Parc Asterix!” » Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom will be released on 1Verse February in Quebec.
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