Lead Actors & Director Hired for Live-Action ASTERIX & OBELIX

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Guillaume Canet
Guillaume Canet
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Guillaume Canet and Gilles Lellouche have been cast as the titular leads in the upcoming live-action Asterix & Obelix: The Silk Road big screen adaptation, as reported by Deadline. Canet will perform double-duty, also serving as director.

Gilles Lellouche
Gilles Lellouche
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Asterix is a long-running French comic following two villagers from Gaul during Roman Occupation in the early 1st Century. Originally created by writer Rene Goscinny and artist Albert Uderzo, Asterix has become a major European comics franchise - spawning films, games, and even a theme park.

The film will be based on a new story with the duo going to China.

Filming is set to begin in 2020. No release date has been announced.

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