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Full Trailer For The New Asterix And Obelix Movie

Finally, a long trailer for Asterix and Obelix: At Her Majesty’s Service – or whatever it ends up being called in English. Expect the expected. The film will be out in France on October 17th. I guess I’ll have to import a copy in the new year if I want to see it any time […]

First Poster For The New Asterix & Obelix Movie

I’m still not entirely clear what the next Asterix movie is going to be called in English speaking countries, but the French title is something like Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty’s Service. James Bond without the secrecy but a bushy tache, a bigger belly and a cute dog in tartan. That tagline means “These […]



First Official Images From The New Asterix Movie Bring Out The Stars

Shooting on the new Asterix movie (which seems to have a rather stretchy, wishy washy title that sometimes refers to Britannia, sometimes to Her Majesty) took place in Ireland, standing in for England. Certainly has the weather for it. And the rocks. We had a look at some on-set snaps before, but these official images […]

Abel Ferrara To Write DSK Movie For Gerard Depardieu And Isabelle Adjani

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, often called himself DSK, and the media followed suit. This summer, those three letters were slapped over newspapers worldwide as Strauss-Kahn was forced out of the IMF, not to mention the running for the French Presidency, after allegations of sexual assault. I’ve chosen, almost […]

Asterix In Action – Behind The Scenes Of The Gaul’s New Live-Action Movie

The following video of b-roll BTS footage comes from the location of the next live-action Asterix picture, God Save Britannia. You’re likely to best recognise Gerard Depardieu, who is playing Obelix, but amongst the other French stars in the clips are Edouard Baer as Asterix, and the rather pretty Charlotte Le Bon. Yeah, my French […]

Asterix Viral Video Sees Gerard Depardieu Make A Mess On A Plane. Again

In case you missed it, here’s the backstory. Last month, a flight from Paris to Dublin was delayed after an alleged misdemeanour by the actor Gerard Depardieu. According to eyewitnesses, the actor was drunkenly insisting he be allowed to go to the loo, but cabin crew demanded he stay seated and belted during take off. […]

First Footage From Farewell, My Queen

Previously, I said something like this: Benoît Jacquot has assembled an all-star cast for his adaptation of Chantal Thomas’ Les Adieux à la Reine (Farewell, My Queen). The names on his list work well as a survey of venerable European cinema actors: elder statesman Gerard Depardieu; in-demand young star in Lea Seydoux; yesteryear’s rising star, Virginie […]


Eva Green Out, Diane Kruger And Virginie Ledoyen In For Farewell My Queen

A simple update, so let’s first look at my original report from October, and then I’ll tell you how some details have now changed: Benoît Jacquot is assembling an all-star cast for his adaptation of Chantal Thomas’ Les Adieux à la Reine (Farewell, My Queen). Just three names on the list so far, but they […]

Lea Seydoux, Eva Green And Gerard Depardieu Cast In Bastille Movie

Benoît Jacquot is assembling an all-star cast for his adaptation of Chantal Thomas’ Les Adieux à la Reine (Farewell, My Queen). Just three names on the list so far, but they work well as survey of venerable French cinema actors: elder statesman Gerard Depardieu; in-demand young star in Lea Seydoux; and sometimes-I-forget-she’s-French crossover queen, Eva […]