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Guillaume Canet will realize the next adventures of Asterix and Obelix on the big screen

The information fell on Monday: the director of “Little Handkerchiefs” will be in charge of the next film Asterix the Gaulish.

While just released in bookstore the new Asterix album, The daughter of Vercingetorix, whose heroine is a teenager with a strong character, a first, here comes a new surprise: Guillaume Canet will be in charge of the next Asterix movie. The director and comedian will sign the next adventures of the rebellious Gaul on the big screen under the title Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom. As their name suggests, it will be adventures in China, a country where Asterix had never set foot here.

Filming should begin in the spring of 2020 on a script written by Philippe Mechelen and Julien Hervé, co-writers of Tuche and authors including Les Guignols.

Before this official announcement, Monday, Guillaume Canet had sown some clues this weekend on Instagram, posing the laughing face behind two figurines of the famous Gauls.

Who to succeed Edouard Baer and Gérard Depardieu (Asterix and Obelix: Serving His Majesty, in 2012) ? It's still on the Instagram account of the director of Small Tissues that is the answer, this Monday. Guillaume Canet will play Asterix and he will give the answer to Gilles Lellouche in Obelix. We would not have thought spontaneously, but admit that the photo is convincing. The rest of the cast of this film produced by Trésor Films will be unveiled later.

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