Tragically deceased this Wednesday, January 19 at the age of 37, the actor awarded the Césars was to shoot in a series project for Canal +, adapted from the book-investigation by journalist Fabrice Arfi on a carbon tax scam case.
César for Best Actor in 2017 for Xavier Dolan’s film Just the End of the World after winning Best Male Hope in 2005 with A Long Engagement Sunday, Gaspard Ulliel died on Wednesday January 19 following a skiing accident. occurred in Savoy, according to information from the Parisian.
Expected in the cast of the Marvel Moon Knight series in March on Disney+, the actor leaves the world of French cinema in mourning, as well as several unfinished projects in which he was to shoot, such as Bertrand Bonello’s next SF film, The Beast, where he had to give the reply to Léa Seydoux.
According to The Obs, the actor was also preparing a series for Canal+, adapted from the investigation by journalist Fabrice Arfi D’Argent et de sang, published in 2018 by Editions du Seuil on a vast carbon tax fraud case that occurred in France between 2008 and 2009, co-written by Fabrice Arfi, Antoine Lacomblez, Jean-Baptiste Delafon and Xavier Giannoli (Illusions Perdues), who is also directing.
The story of two young crooks from the Belleville district who managed to embezzle 300 million euros by infiltrating the carbon quota stock market under the guise of fighting against global warming, with the complicity of a financier from the upscale neighborhoods of the capital city.
This 6X52 minute thriller, tentatively titled Tikkun, was to start filming at the end of the year in Ile-de-France and the Alpes Maritimes. Gaspard Ulliel was to play the role of Arnaud Mimran, a financier sentenced to eight years in prison for complicity in the carbon tax scam, alongside Vincent Lindon and Ramzy Bedia according to our information.
It is not known at this stage if the actor had started filming the series, or if his character will have to be recast like the one he was to play in Bertrand Bonello’s film. The series is produced by Curiosa Films, which also produced the films Illusions Perdues and L’Apparition de Xavier Giannoli.