Zlatan Ibrahimovic took to Instagram to confirm the development.© TBEN
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to make his big-screen debut in the upcoming Asterix film, the AC Milan and Sweden forward announced Thursday. The 39-year-old posted the word “ Antivirus, ” his character’s name, on his Instagram account using the makeup and colors associated with the Goscinny / Uderzo heroes. Ibrahimovic, who was recently called up to the Swedish national team and is slated to feature in this year’s delayed Euro 2020, will play a Roman called Caius Antivirus in “Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom”, the fifth film in the series. live action.
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 in Obelix.
Production of the film was scheduled to take place last year but has been delayed due to the pandemic.
With a budget of over 60 million euros ($ 71 million), it is already shaping up to be one of the biggest French productions.
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