With a budget of nearly 78 million euros and a cast that includes the biggest French billboards such as Alain Delon, Benoît Poelvoorde or Gérard Depardieu, this third installment of Asterix the Gaul's adventures promises a colorful film rich in digital effects.
Known until now as Christian Clavier, Asterix at the Olympics welcomes the rising actor Clovis Cornillac to succeed him. Keyboard did not wish to re-engage in the role of the irreducible Gaulish, Cornillac will have to face Gérard Depardieu who keeps the role of Obelix, Alain Delon who takes himself to the game of Caesar, Benoît Poelvoorde who betray his "father" in the guise of Brutus or Franck Dubosc who will get back to the jew's harp by taking over the role of Assurancetourix.
The film will be a tribute to Jean-Pierre Cassel died in April 2007, who offered his last game to the interpretation of the Druid Panoramix.
This third installment of the saga Asterix on the big screen welcomes this time a host of actors of the most original, namely athletes. The Olympic Games will be run by the swimmer Amelie Mauresmo, the footballer Zinedine Zidane, the basketball player Tony Parker or the pilot Michael Schumacher.
Comedians will not be outdone with the participation of Elie Semoun, Stéphane Rousseau, Jamel Debbouze or Dany Boon.
Asterix at the Olympics is intentionally turned towards the international and the general public having widened its casting to about forty countries.
With a colossal budget, the production was able to grant a great freedom. Thus, 95% of the shooting took place in Alicante (Spain) in new studios, with gigantic decorations. The reproduction of the Olympic stadium is part of the greatest scenery ever made for French cinema. The stadium track alone accounts for 265m long.
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