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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Set to Make Acting Debut in Famous Film Series

Mudeet Arora
Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to make acting debut
Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to make acting debut / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will soon be seen appearing in a movie series.

According film magazine Deadline, Ibrahimovic will be making his feature film bow in the upcoming production of Asterix and Obelisk: The Middle Kingdom. It is the fifth in the well known series of French-language films.

Zlatan himself announced the news on Twitter. He will be playing a character called Antivirus alongside a host of Hollywood regulars.

The movie is directed by Guillaume Canet - who also stars as Asterix, with Gilles Lellouche as Obelisk. In addition, Vincent Cassel, of Ocean's 12 fame, is Cesar, and Marion Cotillard, of Inception, Batman, and many, many more, is Cleopatra.

Ramzy Bedia, Julie Chen, Linh-Dan Pham, and Pierre Richard are the other actors. Filming is set to take place in France and Morocco after a plan to do so in China did not work out.

Ibrahimovic joins a host of other footballers who went into the field of acting during or after their careers in the beautiful game with Vinnie Jones in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, Frank Lebouf in The Theory Of Everything, and, of course most famously of all, Chris Kamara in Emmerdale.

Anyway, for now, AC Milan fans will be hoping Ibrahimovic keeps their club in the Champions League for the next season.