Netflix inks feature film deal with Omar Sy
James R | On 12, Oct 2021
Netflix has entered into a feature film deal with Omar Sy.
The actor and comedian stars in Netflix’s live-action series Lupin, as Assane Diop, a character inspired by the French story of thief Arsène Lupin. Created by George Kay, with the first three episodes having been directed by Louis Leterrier, Lupin is one of Netflix’s most popular series to date. Sy is partnering again with Louis Leterrier on his upcoming action comedy film, Tour de Force, co-starring Laurent Lafitte and launching on Netflix globally in 2022.
Now, he’s making his relationship with Netflix a little more long-term. The multi-year agreement will see Sy’s Paris and LA-based production company develop original films for Netflix, with Sy starring in and acting as executive producer on the projects.
Su said: “I have experienced Netflix’s collaboration with artists and their passion to bring unique and diverse stories to homes all over the world. I am very happy to have the opportunity to extend the relationship and look forward to this next step of our journey together.”
Gaelle Mareschi, Director, International Original Film for Netflix in France added: “We have been lucky enough to have worked closely with Omar for a number of years and are excited to now expand our partnership further to bring his creative vision to our global audiences. We look forward to working together with Omar and his team as he grows as a producer and brings more unique stories and voices to Netflix.”