A few days before the start of filming, “Asterix and Obelix: the Middle Empire” directed by Guillaume Canet unveils its XXL cast. The film has many surprises in store in its cast, from Pierre Richard to Zlatan! Check out the cast.
It’s the filming event of 2021! After having to resolve to postpone the shooting for a year, due to the pandemic, Asterix and Obelix: the Middle Empire by Guillaume Canet begins filming next week.
We do not yet know anything about the synopsis of the film, but the entire cast was unveiled this morning via the respective social networks of each of the actors.
Around the new tandem Guillaume Canet in Astérix, and Gilles Lellouche in Obélix, we will find among others Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard, Angèle, Pierre Richard or Zlatan!
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The plan to shoot in China was abandoned. In the end, it will happen mainly in France. Sequences are planned in the studio in the Bry-sur-Marne region of Paris and in Brétigny-sur-Orge, as well as outside in Morocco.
The screenplay was co-written by Julien Hervé, Philippe Mechelen and Guillaume Canet, based on the work of Uderzo and Goscinny. The direction will be ensured by Guillaume Canet, who, as a reminder, shot another feature film while waiting to be able to start this one. This film is called Him and will be released on October 27th.
Guillaume Canet (Asterix)
Guillaume Canet will be Asterix. This is the first time that the actor will don the costume, succeeding Christian Clavier, Edouard Baer and Clovis Cornillac.
Marion Cotillard (Cleopatra)
Marion Cotillard will be Cleopatra. She succeeds Monica Bellucci who played the role in Asterix and Obelix Mission Cleopatra in 2002.
Gilles Lellouche (Obelix)
Gilles Lellouche will be Obélix. Unlike the character of Asterix who has known multiple performers, Obélix had until today always been embodied by Gérard Depardieu from Asterix and Obelix against Caesar in 1999, to Asterix and Obelix: In the service of His Majesty in 2012.
Angèle will be Falbala. The Belgian singer and actress was at the beginning of the year as a surprise guest of the series La Flamme on Canal +, and will soon be in the credits of Annette by Leos Carax.
Vincent Cassel (Caesar)
Vincent Cassel will be Caesar. He succeeds Gottfried John, Alain Chabat, Alain Delon and Fabrice Luchini.
Pierre Richard (Panoramix)
Pierre Richard will be Panoramix. This is the comedian’s first in the Asterix saga. He succeeds Claude Piéplu, Claude Rich and Jean-Pierre Cassel in this role.
Philippe Katerine (Assurancetourix)
Philippe Katerine will be Assurancetourix. For the record, this role had previously been played by Pierre Palmade and Franck Dubosc.
Audrey Lamy (Bonemine)
Audrey Lamy will be Bonemine. She succeeds Marianne Sägebrecht, Dorothée Jemma and Gaëlle Jeantet.
Jonathan Cohen (Graindemaïs)
Jonathan Cohen will play Graindemaïs. This is the comedian’s first foray into the Asterix universe. It should be noted that a certain number of actors from the La Flamme series are expected in the credits of the film.
Laura Felpin (Carioca)
Laura Felpin will be Carioca. The comedian was recently in the credits of the Décalée Creation of CANAL +, 6 X Confiné.es, a series produced by 12 hands for 6 stories of confinement.
Manu Payet (Ri Qi Qi)
Manu Payet will be Ri Qi Qi. The actor has become rarer in the cinema in recent months in order to find his first love, those of radio host, on the airwaves of Virgin Radio since the start of the 2020 school year.
Bun-Hay Mean (Deng Tsin Qin)
Bun-Hay Mean will be Deng Tsin Qin, presented as the villain of Asterix and Obelix: the Middle Empire.
Franck Gastambide (Redbeard)
Franck Gastambide will be Barbe rouge. He takes over from Bernard Farcy and Gérard Jugnot.
José Garcia (Biopix)
José Garcia will be Biopix. Previously, José Garcia had played Couverdepus in Asterix at the Olympic Games.
Mathieu Chedid (Remix)
Mathieu Chedid will be Remix. It will be a first as an actor for the musician who has composed many soundtracks in the past.
Issa Doumbia (Baba)
Issa Doumbia will be Baba. The character was previously played by Mouss Diouf and Christophe Denis.
Marc Fraize (Plexus)
Marc Fraize will be Plexus. The comedian and actor was recently in the credits of Antoinette in the Cévennes by Caroline Vignal.
Jérôme Commandeur (Abraracourcix)
Jérôme Commandeur will be Abraracourcix. He succeeds Michel Galabru, Eric Thomas and Michel Duchaussoy. Jérôme Commandeur is expected in no less than 3 feature films in the coming months, in this case the Mystery comedies in Saint Tropez, Attention au Départ, and Un Tour chez ma fille. He has just directed Irréductible, his second feature film after My Family Adores You Already.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Antivirus)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be Antivirus. The name of this character already existed in Mission Cléopatre, which was played at the time by Jean-Paul Rouve. This will be Ibra’s big movie premiere. The saga has, in the past, already appealed to footballers, in particular Zidane and Neymar.
Vincent Desagnat (Perfidus)
Vincent Desagnat will be Perfidus.
Thomas VDB (Sinus)
Thomas VDB will be Sinus. The comedian and actor recently lent his voice to one of the characters in the animated film Josep.
Ramzy Bedia (Epidemaïs)
Ramzy Bedia will be Epidemaïs. We saw him recently in the movie Lost Ball on Netflix.
Orelsan will be Titanix. The singer and actor recently made an appearance in the La Flamme series for Canal +.
McFly & Carlito (Radius and Cubitus)
Yououtubers McFly and Carlito will also be in the credits in the skin of Radius and Cubitus. For the record, they landed this role thanks to one of their offbeat videos on Youtube.
Jason Chicandier (Ordralfabétix)
Jason Chicandier will be Ordralfabétix. The comedian succeeds Jean-Jacques Devaux and Tony Gaultier.