Ibrahimovic To Feature In New Asterix Movie

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AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set his acting debut in the next Asterix film, he announced on Thursday.

The 39-year-old posted the word ‘Antivirus’, the name of his character, on his Instagram account using the typeset and colours associated the Goscinny/Uderzo heroes.

Ibrahimovic, who was recently recalled the Swedish national team and is likely to feature in this year’s delayed Euro 2020, will play a Roman called Caius Antivirus in “Asterix and Obelix: the Middle Empire”, the fifth film in the live action series.

The film, which will be directed by Guillaume Canet who also plays Asterix the Gaul, will also star Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard as Cleopatra and Gilles Lellouche as Obelix.

Production of the film was due take place last year but was delayed due to the pandemic.

a budget of 60 euros ($71 million), it is already shaping up be one of the biggest productions.