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After play, sports stars turn to acting!

Real Madrid footballers David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane and German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher will have small roles in an upcoming movie Asterix at the Olympic Games.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 11:59 IST

Real Madrid footballers David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane and German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher will have small roles in an upcoming movie Asterix at the Olympic Games, according to Spanish press reports.

The shooting of the French-Spanish-German co-production, the third part of an Asterix series, will begin near Alicante on June 19.

French actor Gerard Depardieu will continue to play Obelix, the fat friend of the clever Gaul Asterix, who defeats the Romans with the help of his magic potion.

Asterix is played by Clovis Cornillac. The film will also feature Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon as Julius Cesar.

The 78-million-euro ($93 million) movie directed by Frederic Forestier and Thomas Langmann will be the most expensive in European film history, reports said on Tuesday.

First Published: Mar 08, 2006 11:59 IST