Delon, Van Damme in new Asterix blockbuster

9th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 8 (AFP) - Belgian Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme is to star alongside French actor Alain Delon in a third film of the adventures of those heroic cartoon Gauls, Asterix and Obelix.

PARIS, June 8 (AFP) - Belgian Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme is to star alongside French actor Alain Delon in a third film of the adventures of those heroic cartoon Gauls, Asterix and Obelix.  

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai also gets a role in "Asterix at the Olympics" which is due to start filming next May in Morocco or Tunisia, with a scheduled release date in December 2007, publishers Editions Albert Rene told AFP Wednesday.  

Gerard Depardieu will once again play the heavyweight Obelix who owes his strength to falling into a cauldron of magic potion as a baby, but it has yet to be decided who will fill Asterix's shoes, with Christian Clavier not taking up the role again.  

Delon will play Julius Caesar seeking to quell the pesky Gaul resistance, while Van Damme will don a toga to play Roman athlete Cornedurus.  

The first Asterix film, "Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra" was a box-office hit in France and was followed by "Asterix and Obelix against Caesar."

 

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