PARIS (AFP): French filmmaker Luc Besson, who made the action-heavy franchises “Taken” and “The Transporter” and the films “Lucy” and “The Professional”, has become a US tax resident, his production company EuropaCorp said on Monday. The move to Hollywood was not to flee French taxes but rather to regulate his life in America, where he already owns a home, a EuropaCorp spokesman told AFP, confirming information reported by the French television network BFMTV.

“He is in the United States, so he pays taxes there,” the spokesman said.