Star of the football pitch, will Karim Benzema now taste cinematic glory? The Real Madrid and Blues striker will indeed make his film debut in “4 Zeros”, the sequel to the 2002 comedy “3 Zeros”, still with Fabien Onteniente directing.
Karim Benzema, soon to be a movie star
Do we really need to present it? Nicknamed “KB9” or even “El Nueve”, Karim Benzema has been terrorizing opposing defenses and delighting football fans since his professional debut in 2005 at Olympique Lyonnais. Forward and early goalscorer, he then put his suitcases in 2009 at Real Madrid, never to leave the prestigious club of the Spanish capital. Long “lieutenant” of Cristiano Ronaldo, he has been since 2018 and the departure of the Portuguese superstar the attacking leader of the Madrid team, with which he has already won four championships and four Champions League.
For this 2021-2022 season, he is achieving exceptional performances, and is currently considered the best player in the world and is the big favorite for the Ballon d’Or 2022. And as revealed by Nice morninghe will soon have the opportunity to shine At the movie theatersince he will be part of the cast of 4 Zeros, Following 3 zeros directed by Fabien Onteniente.
When Fabien Onteniente does a FaceTime with Karim Benzema
It is indeed in the columns of the regional daily that the director Fabien Onteniente, author of Jet set and the trilogy Campingrevealed that he is currently writing the sequel to 3 Zeros, a hit comedy released in 2002, and that the Real Madrid and Les Bleus striker would be part of the cast. He says that on his way to the Cannes Film Festival, while waiting for his plane at Orly, he received a call from Karim Benzema’s agent, Karim Djaziri.
“Hi Fab! It’s Karim Djaziri. I have to get you someone now. an actor, an actor!” (…) And there, I see on FaceTime the head of Benzema! He was wearing Real’s blue jersey and Karim said to me: “Fabien, you have to prepare for the role!” Something sick. I was in shock. Then Karim Djaziri speaks again: “Fabien, you have to write the role for Karim!”
An offer of participation which cannot be refused, given the status of planetary football star of Karim Benzema, and his return to the hearts of the French with his reappearance in EDF after six years of shelving following the “sextape affair”.
4 Zerosa popular and “salient” sequel
In 2002, 3 Zeros collected more than 1.2 million viewers in French cinemas, for a successful behind-the-scenes comedy from the world of football with a fine cast including Gérard Darmon, Gérard Lanvin, Lorànt Deutsch, Isabelle Nanty and Samuel Le Bihan. For 4 Zerosthe director evokes Didier Bourdon and Gérard Lanvin, as well as another famous footballer, Brazilian and PSG legend Raï. But he specifies, this sequel will be in a new spirit, with compositions by DJ Snake and Nekfeu.
This sequel will take place rather in the cities. (…) There will be the old world of football, represented by Didier Bourdon, Gérard Lanvin in particular, and this new world that Karim Djaziri knows well. This is the meaning of my film with music by DJ Snake and Nekfeu. I sincerely believe that it is necessary to make a popular comedy, spectacular, and a little salient. This is how we will bring viewers back to cinemas. Nice comedies with good feelings, I’m no longer convinced. And besides, they don’t work anymore.
We must therefore expect a “clash” between the world of football of yesterday and that of today, separated by two decades and many upheavals. And with the presence of Raï and Karim Benzema in the casting, we can even hope to see other players join the adventure!