Guillaume Canet explained this Sunday to the JDD why he had contacted Zlatan Ibrahimovic to appear in the next film inspired by the comic strip on the adventures of Asterix and Obelix.
At the heart of the rich cast planned for the shooting of the film ‘Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire’, the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic was able to surprise. Announced by Guillaume Canet and then confirmed by the Swedish striker himself, the footballer’s participation surprised. Asked about his choice, Guillaume Canet clarified the role of the Swede.
“This is the idea of Yohan Baiada, the co-producer. We were looking for someone with presence and arrogance, explained the one who will play the role of Asterix during an interview with the Journal du Dimanche. I managed to contact him. It made him laugh. And besides, he did taekwondo! “
Canet: “Initially, it was called Bus shelters”
Excluded this weekend in Serie A but close to extending his contract with AC Milan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will therefore play Antivirus, a Roman soldier. So as not to be too out of place, the whimsical Swede will wear a number nine, written in Roman numerals on the back.
“It is the favorite centurion of Caesar, revealed Guillaume Canet. Initially, it was called Bus shelters. But it was renamed Antivirus because it is expected and it is slow to arrive, like the vaccine ! “
His role in a variety production is not a first in the entertainment industry for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 39-year-old striker was recently host to the famous Sanremo Song Festival. A few years earlier, during his visit to PSG and France, the Scandinavian had also agreed to stage for a good cause during the Enfoirés show.
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