It has been a while since we heard from Carlos Ghosn, who took refuge in Lebanon after his Hollywood escape from his Japanese residence. A little less than two years after his incredible escape, the former boss of theRenault-Nissan Alliance, accused of various financial embezzlement therefore seems to have found peace. He is now hiding in his Lebanese residence alongside his wife, while there is no extradition agreement with Japan. As a reminder, the businessman was arrested in November 2018, on the tarmac at Tokyo airport, accused of having concealed several million euros in salary, but also of having embezzled large sums of money. money belonging to Nissan. While on four charges, and just after the start of the trial, the former auto tycoon fled, concealed in a trunk with holes in it, taking two private jets to find his home country. origin, in which he owns several residences.
Since then, it has been dead calm. But it could well be that the former boss will be talked about again in the coming months, when a short TV series is currently in the works about him. For now, all the details are not yet known, but we do know that it will focus on the career of Carlos Ghosn, but especially on his arrest and his escape. Inspired by the book ” The fugitive “, written by Régis Arnaud and Yann Rousseau and published last year by Stock, this six-part series should be more fictionalized than a simple documentary, as Frédéric Jardin, in charge of its production, says ” We are far from the simple biopic on Carlos Ghosn, or the subjective story to rehabilitate or even undermine this character as fascinating as it is complex. It’s much more exciting than that. We are here in a thriller, with all the codes that this genre imposes. A real political and financial suspense ».
François Cluzet as headliner
For the moment, no broadcaster has yet been found for this biopic, carried by the studio Federation Entertainment, but we already know the name of the one who will slip into the skin of Carlos Ghosn. It is François Cluzet, notably known for his role in Intouchables, which ” will lend his features to the most fascinating fugitive in recent history with all the subtlety necessary to embody this paradoxical and complex man “, As the production company specifies in a press release. But the series is not the only one interested in theCarlos Ghosn case, since another work, again comprising six one-hour episodes is also in preparation, carried by the French production house Alef One, founded by the host Arthur and the Saudi company MBC. A documentary would also be in the pipes, produced by the same tandem, including among others ” contributions exclusives From the Ghosn couple.
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