Costly 'Asterix at the Olympic games' set for Paris bow (

Date: Wednesday, January 09, 2008

From Variety

Frederic Forestier and Thomas Langmann’s “Asterix at the Olympic Games,” one of the most expensive European films ever made, will world preem Jan. 13 in Paris.

Budgeted at Euros 78 million ($114.6 million), the family adventure comedy film, the third in the live action franchise, will unspool in the presence of key cast, such as Clovis Cornillac (“A Very Long Engagement”), who takes over from Christian Clavier as Asterix, Gerard Depardieu, who reprises his role as Obelix, Alain Delon as Julius Caesar, Benoit Poelvoorde as Brutus, and Spain’s Santiago Segura as Doctormabuse.

World preem has been arranged on a Sunday to ease the attendance of multiple sports personalities, such as Michael Schumacher and Zinedine Zidane, who have speaking parts, cameos or walk-on roles in the film.

Series: Asterix at the Olympic Games