Ian McShane (Deadwood, GoT, John Wick) has been cast in Paramount+ Australia’s drama ‘Last King of the Cross’ and will take on a major role. He will appear opposite Aussie actor Lincoln Younes (Barons), who stars as John Ibrahim. Production is due to begin in May.
‘Last King of The Cross’, is inspired by John Ibrahim’s best-selling autobiography, of the same name. The 10 episode series tracks John Ibrahim’s rise from a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education, no money, and no prospects, to Australia’s most infamous nightclub mogul in Kings Cross.
McShane will play Ezra Shipman. Shipman is the reigning King of The Cross. He has been the most powerful and most feared man in Sydney for three generations – but there is no one to continue his legacy. Enter John Ibrahim (Younes) – a younger version of Shipman: young, brash, ambitious, and intelligent. Seeing the opportunity to extend his reign, Shipman takes the young John into his inner circle… but who is exploiting who?
The series will be one of the first projects for Helium Pictures, Mark Fennessy’s new venture. Cineflix Rights are handling international distribution for this very local production.
You can read more on Deadline. More to come…
📷: Ian McShane as Winston in John Wick (Lionsgate)