The rising Lebanese-Australian star, Lincoln Younes, was cast in the lead of Last King of the Cross, a biographical series about a known Lebanese nightclub owner and gangster.
Produced for Paramount Plus, the ten episodes series relates the story of two Lebanese brothers from Tripoli, Sam and John Ibrahim, who form a gang, but lose each other later for trying to take up power.
The series will be directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith (known for his work in Wolf Creek and The Duel), and produced by Mark Fennessy, with the production starting in Sydney next week.
The series is based on John Ibrahim’s autobiography, and John’s rise from a poor Lebanese immigrant to Australia’s notorious nightclub owner in Kings Cross, Sydney.
The rich personality of Tripoli-born John Ibrahim was found in the Lebanese-Australian Lincoln Younes.
It was reported that the search lasted for about two years, even the famous American actor Zac Efron wanted to play the role but backed out due to a busy schedule.