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Filming for new drama series Last King of the Cross is ‘interrupted by gang members’ funeral’

Filming on new John Ibrahim-inspired drama series Last King of the Cross is ‘interrupted by gang funeral’

Filming is underway on John Ibrahim’s highly anticipated television drama Last King of the Cross.

However according to Emerald City of Sydney Morning Herald On Sunday, filming at Western Sydney University this week was ‘interrupted by a police helicopter’ which ‘hovered over Rookwood Cemetery’ for gangster Rami Iskander’s funeral.

Iskander, 23, was shot last Saturday outside his home in Belmore, in the south-west of the city, in front of his pregnant wife and two-year-old son, just 17 days after his uncle Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad was killed in Greenacre in a similar incident. stroke.

Interruption: Filming on the new John Ibrahim-inspired drama series Last King of the Cross was 'interrupted by a gangbanger's funeral' this week, according to the Sydney Morning Herald's Emerald City.  Ibrahim appears in Sydney on March 23.

Interruption: Filming on the new John Ibrahim-inspired drama series Last King of the Cross was ‘interrupted by a gangbanger’s funeral’ this week, according to the Sydney Morning Herald’s Emerald City. Ibrahim appears in Sydney on March 23.

Their deaths are among a series of deadly attacks in recent weeks in western Sydney, with a motorcycle boss and his younger brother also shot while at a gym in Auburn.

Meanwhile, the drama miniseries Last King of the Cross will explore Ibrahim’s rise from immigrant to well-known nightclub identity.

Ibrahim was born in Tripoli, Lebanon and immigrated to Australia in the early 1970s before making his way in Sydney’s nightlife, a rise that will form the backdrop for the upcoming series.

Actor Lincoln Younes takes on the role of Ibrahim, while young John is played by 10-year-old Australian actor Mason Mansour.

Reports: Filming at Western Sydney University this week was 'interrupted by a police helicopter' which 'hovered over Rookwood Cemetery' for gangster Rami Iskander's funeral.  In the picture: Rami Iskander

Reports: Filming at Western Sydney University this week was ‘interrupted by a police helicopter’ which ‘hovered over Rookwood Cemetery’ for gangster Rami Iskander’s funeral. In the picture: Rami Iskander

The teenage Ibrahim is also played by British actor, singer and songwriter Malek Alkoni.

Younes said that it was an honor to play the character.

“This is a larger than life story and I am proud to be a part of it,” he said in a statement, having been personally chosen to play the role by Ibrahim himself.

“Kings Cross was Sydney’s most iconic melting pot of entertainment and I can’t wait for it to come to life on television.

Inspiration: Drama miniseries Last King of the Cross will explore Ibrahim's rise from immigrant to well-known nightclub identity

Inspiration: Drama miniseries Last King of the Cross will explore Ibrahim’s rise from immigrant to well-known nightclub identity

Familiar face: Ibrahim was born in Tripoli, Lebanon and emigrated to Australia in the early 1970s before making his way through Sydney's nightlife, a rise that will form the backdrop for the upcoming series.

Familiar face: Ibrahim was born in Tripoli, Lebanon and emigrated to Australia in the early 1970s before making his way through Sydney’s nightlife, a rise that will form the backdrop for the upcoming series.

“Spanning decades, Last King Of The Cross is cross-generational, and I’m looking forward to bringing the character of John Ibrahim to the screen alongside Mason and Malek.”

Both local and international actors have been cast in the upcoming Paramount+ drama.

They include Outlaw King’s Callan Mulvey, Underbelly’s Damian Walshe-Howling, Alien: Covenant’s Tess Haubrich, Arrow’s Matt Nable, and John Wick’s Ian McShane.

Multi-award winning writer-director Kieran Darcy-Smith will direct the crime drama.

Lead role: Australian actor Lincoln Younes (pictured) plays Ibrahim after an exhaustive search of nearly two years.  It is understood that Younes, who is of Lebanese descent, beat out other actors.

Lead role: Australian actor Lincoln Younes (pictured) plays Ibrahim after an exhaustive search of nearly two years. It is understood that Younes, who is of Lebanese descent, beat out other actors.

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