The year couldn't get off to a better start! A dream cast has just been announced for the next Asterix movie, to be directed by Laurent Tirard and due for release in 2012! The craziest rumours have been swirling around the Web in recent months announcing all the greatest French actors in the role of Asterix, one after the other.

So, who will be accompanying the indispensable Gérard Depardieu in this adaptation of the Asterix in Britain album crossed with the best of Asterix and the Normans? Find the answer in images on our special Asterix film casting page!

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