By Matt Grobar
EXCLUSIVE: Darko Perić, the Serbian actor best known for his breakout role as Helsinki in Netflix’s award-winning Spanish series Money Heist, has signed with Artist International Group for management.
Created by Álex Pina, the critically acclaimed series known internationally as La casa de papel is one of Netflix’s most-watched of all time, with a Korean offshoot currently airing and a spinoff titled Berlin in the works. The show watches as an unusual group of robbers attempt to carry out the most perfect robbery in Spanish history—stealing 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain. Perić’s character Helsinki is one of the eight people recruited by the enigmatic figure known as “The Professor” (Álvaro Morte) to pull the job off.
Perić has also starred in projects including Fernando León de Aranoa’s A Perfect Day alongside Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins and Olga Kurylenko, Creamatorio for Canal+ and Mar de plástico for Spain’s Antena 3 Televisión, which had him playeing the main antagonist. He began work on Money Heist in 2017 and went on to star in all five seasons. The avid basketball fan also serves as the narrator of Amazon Prime Video’s new Euroleague Basketball Originals docuseries, Back to Basketball.
David Unger founded Artist International Group in 2017 and serves as the company’s CEO. Together with AIG partner and veteran talent manager Chris Prapha, other notable clients include actors Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors), Donnie Yen (John Wick 4), Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire), Gong Li (Mulan), Daphne Patakia (Benedetta), Rafael Cebrian (Acapulco), Fan Bingbing (The 355), Rossy de Palma (Parallel Mothers) and Lee Min-Ho (Pachinko); and such writer-directors as Amanda Sthers (Madame), Ludovic Bernard (Lupin), Tony Kaye (The Trainer), Michael Haussman (Edge of the World) and Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction).
Also recently signed by the company was Filippo Scotti, the Italian actor known for his critically acclaimed breakout role in the Paolo Sorrentino film The Hand of God.
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