According to information from Parisian published on Sunday October 3, 2021, Netflix confirms that the filming of the series on Bernard Tapie is present. The platform therefore launches the production of 6 episodes inspired by the life of the businessman despite his death on October 3, 2021. In the main role: the actor Laurent Lafitte, a choice which had greatly displeased the former director of OM.
In addition to business, politics, sport and the press, Bernard Tapie has appeared in the limelight in movies, in song, on television and in the theater. A real touch all passed away on Sunday October 3, 2021 at the age of 78. And of this career lived in the spotlight, Netflix decided to make it the subject of a biographical series. Despite Bernard Tapie’s disagreement, Netflix confirm at Parisian this Sunday that the filming of the series on the former president of OM is present. Directed by Tristan SÃ©guÃ©la and Olivier Demangel, the six 45-minute episodes therefore aim to tell extraordinary fate of man with a thousand lives. A project called Amazing man and not production is scheduled for 2022, according to information from Parisian published on Sunday October 3, 2021. “From singer to businessman, from minister to prisoner, Bernard Tapie has known everything. its successes and its failures, Wonderman traces the romantic fate of an extraordinary public figure “, specifies the official synopsis relayed by The Parisian.
Laurent Lafitte: a choice that had displeased Bernard Tapie
Amazing man will retrace twenty years in the life of Bernard Tapie, since his beginnings in professional life, until the 1990s. But far from being a classic biopic, the series won’t hesitate to take distance from reality. On the distribution side, in the role of Bernard Tapie, the actor Laurent Lafitte. A choice that had greatly displeased the former head of OM, as he had revealed in an interview for Var Morning, June 22, 2021: “I was against. He’s the son of a friend. Doing it without asking for my agreement in principle is not very good. There are things we don’t do. Whether there are documentaries is another choice, but borrowing my name is a bit heavy“, had thus declared Bernard Tapie in the media.
The teams in the series still wanted to inform the person concerned of the existence of this project. “As soon as the idea came up, I let him know because I think it’s good to do so. But we did not seek his approval or his opinion. He was therefore not involved in the writing or the scripts. I wanted to keep absolute independence “, had thus indicated Olivier Demangel, creator of Amazing man, June 18, 2021 in the magazine First. A series matured for a long time, since its director Tristan SÃ©guÃ©la, proposed it to Laurent Lafitte from 2016.