The duo Stéphane Bourguignon on the texts and Patrice Sauvé on the production are collaborating again, 20 years after La vie, la vie, by proposing the series Larry, which will plunge us into the world of street gangs and shootings, echoing the current situation in Greater Montreal.
The actor Benoît Gouin, seen in recent years in L’heure bleue and in The Fault, plays Larry there, an ex-police infiltrator who has become persona non grata following a history of corruption. We never proved his guilt, but Larry preferred to slam the door of the police and now lives on his salary as a security guard.
Larry fails to protect his girlfriend France (Monique Spaziani) when they find themselves in the middle of a shootout between street gang members in their cosmopolitan neighborhood. Completely appalled and ravaged by guilt, his sweetheart having lost the use of his legs, the man is on the heels of those responsible. He infiltrates his Jamaican neighbor and is helped in his quest by a police friend (Macha Limonchik). With all the shootings happening every week in the metro area, Larry's backstory fits perfectly - and sadly - with the times.
Michaëna Benoît, Steve Diouf, Irdens Exantus, Germain Houde, Sharon James, Naïla Louidort, Anglesh Major, Vincent Paradis-Montplaisir, Andrew Prashad and Madani Tall also feature in the cast.
Remember that Stéphane Bourguignon won Gémeaux prizes for the texts of La vie, la vie and Tout sur moi, another series he signed. He also wrote Fatale-Station. As for the director Patrice Sauvé, we owe him series like The fault, Big bear, The monster, Vertige and Victor Lessard.
The 10 episodes of Larry are produced by Josée Desrosiers of Avenue Productions (Marche à l’ombre, La curse of Jonathan Plourde). Jacques Drolet (Plan B) is the script-editor.
The Larry series will be on ICI TOU.TV's Extra on July 14.