Ibrahimovic to make acting debut in new Asterix film

MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP

Footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic will now turn his hand to acting after being cast in a new Asterix and Obelix film.

Reports that the Swede would take a role in ‘Asterix and Obelix: The Silk Road’ appeared to be confirmed when he posted a picture saying ‘Antivirus’ on his Instagram page, the name of the character he will play.

The 39-year-old AC Milan striker has already sampled the life of a singer at Italy’s Sanremo music festival, where he sang a duet with Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic and said he would like to try acting.

But the news that he would be cast in the Asterix film, directed by Guillaume Canet and scheduled for release in 2022, came as a surprise.

The striker is Milan’s top scorer with 17 goals in all competitions this season and he is yet to agree a new contract, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the campaign.

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