Cineflix Rights & Helium Cast Last King of the Cross Lead


Helium and Cineflix Rights have cast Australian actor Lincoln Younes (Grand Hotel, Tangle, Barons) as the lead in Last King of the Cross.

Based on John Ibrahim’s best-selling autobiography, the drama tracks his rise from a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education and no prospects to Australia’s most infamous nightclub mogul in Sydney’s Kings Cross. Younes will portray Ibrahim.

“We could not be more thrilled to have Lincoln shouldering our show,” said Kieran Darcy-Smith, writer and director of the series. “He is a terrific young actor, and he’ll be taking us all on a wild ride. John Ibrahim is—amongst so many things—an enigma wrapped in a mystery. He is a fascinating and compelling character. An individual. Therefore, finding the right person to portray him accurately was paramount. Finding Lincoln was a blessing.”

“Lincoln is one of Australia’s hottest new talents, and as the series’ worldwide distributor, we are thrilled to have him play the lead in Last King of the Cross,” added James Durie, head of scripted at Cineflix Rights. “Mark [Fennessy] and Kieran at Helium are lining up a fantastic show that will have enormous international appeal.”

Younes said, “It is an honor to have the opportunity to play such a formidable character in a world where truth is often stranger than fiction. I feel privileged to lead a diverse cast with a Lebanese character at its center, and I’m excited to bring the world to Sydney’s Kings Cross once more.”