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John Ibrahim inks global distribution deal for TV drama Last King of the Cross

John Ibrahim inks global distribution deal for 10-part TV drama Last King of the Cross which is being hailed as an ‘authentic depiction of gangster life’


John Ibrahim’s TV drama Last King of the Cross is set to go global after being picked up by an international distributor.

UK content distributor company Cineflix Rights and Sydney producer Mark Fennessy have struck a deal to take the crime drama abroad.

Cineflix Rights head of scripted content James Durie told The Daily Telegraph: ‘We are thrilled to be partnering with Mark on Last King of The Cross — a truly authentic depiction of gangster life.’

New deal: John Ibrahim (pictured) has scored a global distribution deal for his TV drama for his highly anticipated TV drama Last King of the Cross

The 10-part series will be filmed in Sydney later this year.

It will tell the story of brothers John and Sam Ibrahim, who are prominent figures in the Kings Cross nightclub district.

The series may also explore key events in John’s life, including surviving a near fatal stabbing and other attempts on his life.

Going global: UK content distributor company Cineflix Rights and Sydney producer Mark Fennessy have struck a deal to take the crime drama abroad

Going global: UK content distributor company Cineflix Rights and Sydney producer Mark Fennessy have struck a deal to take the crime drama abroad

The Lebanese-born entrepreneur migrated from Tripoli to Australia with his family as a young child before securing his first nightclub at 19.

He has been dating model Sarah Budge since 2015, who he met after buying the Potts Point building where she operated a restaurant.

The couple welcomed their first child together in August last year.

New series: The 10-part series will be filmed in Sydney later this year. It will tell the story of brothers John and Sam Ibrahim, who are prominent figures in the Kings Cross nightclub district. Pictured John and girlfriend Sarah Budge

New series: The 10-part series will be filmed in Sydney later this year. It will tell the story of brothers John and Sam Ibrahim, who are prominent figures in the Kings Cross nightclub district. Pictured John and girlfriend Sarah Budge

A friend of the couple confirmed Elvis’ birth to Daily Mail Australia in early September and it’s understood the baby arrived on August 31.

John has two other children from past relationships, including a grown-up son, Daniel, 31.

He also has a seven-year-old child who he shares with his long-time friend.

Family: John has been dating model Sarah Budge since 2015, who he met after buying the Potts Point building where she operated a restaurant. The couple welcomed their first child together in August last year

Family: John has been dating model Sarah Budge since 2015, who he met after buying the Potts Point building where she operated a restaurant. The couple welcomed their first child together in August last year

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