When reality goes beyond fiction, this is a good subject for a successful series! What could be better than the life rich in twists and turns of Bernard Tapie, sometimes minister, sometimes singer for a plot full of suspense?
This desire to bring to the screen the life of the businessman, weakened by a double cancer, we owe it to Tristan Séguéla and Olivier Demangel. And it is Laurent Lafitte who will play the former owner of the Olympique de Marseille, in his younger years!
If the news is unprecedented, the project does not date from yesterday since Laurent Lafitte and Tristan Séguéla, who worked on the series Black Baron, had this idea in mind since 2012! At this time, the two accomplices shoot the film together Almost 16 years old.
In the columns of First, the director looks back on the genesis of their project. “The series was born in the dressing room of this film. We both thought that he looked incredibly like Bernard Tapie. We thought about it around the same time. I told him at that point that I wanted to work on a fictional project devoted to the myth, Bernard Tapie. And it turns out that he, too, was something he dreamed of doing! So we hit each other in the hand. We kept in mind this desire to work together again. Meanwhile, with Olivier Demangel and Bruno Nahon, we worked on another project and that’s where we actually talked about making a series around Bernard Tapie.“
Bernard Tapie, star of a series inspired by his life
What should spectators expect? Also according to the cinema magazine, the mini-series will be broadcast on Netflix and will count six 45-minute episodes. Filming will begin in March 2022 and end next summer.
The production team shared the synopsis, just to give a taste of this new program: “From singer to businessman, from minister to prisoner, Bernard Tapie has known it all. Through its successes and failures, Wonderman traces the romantic fate of an extraordinary public figure “.