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Pathé Sets Charles de Gaulle Film, Unveils Deals on ‘Asterix,’ ‘Musketeers,’ ‘King’ (Exclusive)

Pathé Sets Charles de Gaulle Film, Unveils Deals on ‘Asterix,’ ‘Musketeers,’ ‘King’ (Exclusive)

Pathé, a driving force behind France’s biggest movies slated for 2022 including “Asterix & Obelix, the Middle Kingdom” and “The Three Musketeers,” is developing an untitled two-part film about Charles de Gaulle, the legendary French army officer who led the French resistance against Nazi Germany during World War II and eventually became president of France.

The film will be directed by Antonin Baudry, who made his feature debut with “The Wolf’s Call,” toplining “Lupin” star Omar Sy. Baudry is currently writing the screenplay, which is based on Julian Jackson’s “A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle.” Production is expected to start in 2023.

The two movies will follow De Gaulle’s life and political engagement between 1940 and 1945, and charts his evolution into a political career.

“We’re interested by this period because that’s when De Gaulle became the De Gaulle we know, a national hero, and we will explore his successes,

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