Available since November 10, 2022, “Lost Ball 2″ is a hit on Netflix and has risen to the top of the Top Films France. Alban Lenoir, who takes on the main role of the hero Lino for the occasion, was approached by the production of ” Fast X to appear in the film. But the actor was forced to refuse…
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Released in 2020 on Netflix, the first part of the saga Lost bullet impressed the spectators. Directed by Guillaume Pierret, the feature film impressed its audience for its impressive action scenes performed in real conditions. Worn by Alban Lenoir, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Ramzy Bedia and Stéfi Celma, Lost bullet recently got a sequel.
Still directed by Guillaume Pierret, Lost Ball 2 is currently a hit on the platform. Thanks to this second chapter, the saga Lost bullet marks the history of the streaming company since it is about the very first French film saga produced and distributed by Netflix. For his skills in martial arts and his experience as a stuntman, Alban Lenoir was the perfect actor to camp Lino in the saga Lost bullet. His muscular interpretation of this freewheeling cop even marked across the Atlantic since Universal contacted him for a role in Fast X, the next part of the saga Fast and Furious.
Why did he refuse?
Lost bullet had indeed marked the spirit of the American spectators. Indeed, at the time of its release, the first opus of the saga had risen to the second place most watched non-English language films in the United States. This box of the first Lost bullet enabled Guillaume Pierret to sign for two sequels, the premiere of which is already online on Netflix. As for Alban Lenoir, he was therefore offered to appear in the next Fast and Furious.
Unfortunately, Alban Lenoir was forced to refuse this unique proposal in the career of a French actor. Critical sense reports that the comedian had scheduling conflicts that prevented him from accepting this appearance in the Vin Diesel franchise, despite several reminders from the American studio:
I received a phone call but I was not free. I couldn’t, plus they were filming in London. I would have loved it so much! Besides, it was a rather important role. And I was like, “No, I really can’t”. They call me back a month later saying, “Man, we really want you in, if you want we can find a five, six day thing with Charlize Theron” and I was like, “But, I can’t!” . I just wanted them to stop calling me (laughs). Justin Lin liked “Ball Perdue” very much.
An opportunity, and size, missed by Alban Lenoir. It’s all the more unfortunate that the new director attached to Fast X is a Frenchman. It is indeed Louis Leterrier who was hired by Universal to succeed Justin Lin after his early departure. As a reminder, the latter gave up his position as director at because of a bad agreement with Vin Diesel.