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Omar Sy marries Netflix: After the worldwide success of the Lupine series, the French superstar signed a multi-year deal with Netflix and the American platform to shoot and play the first film for the French actor.
Netflix has signed a multi-year film deal with lead actor and comedian Omar Sy. The deal will produce original films for Sy and Netflix, based in Paris and Los Angeles, with Sy as an actor and executive producer, the “American Stream Giant” said in a statement on Tuesday.
The information was released by the American magazine Variety on Tuesday, and said that such a partnership is a first between Netflix and a French actor or director. According to specialized media, only actress Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) did the same thing with Netflix.
In a press release, Omar Sy said he was “very happy to have the chance to continue his relationship with Netflix” and that he was “looking forward to this next step in the adventure they shared.”
Netflix did not disclose the amount of the contract with Omar Sy. The latter simply advertised the platform on Twitter.
– French victory –
Omar Sy, already known internationally and in the United States since the success of the French film Intouchables (2011), became the hero of the 2021 series Lupine, the first French victory on Netflix, which has conquered tens of millions of subscribers around the world.
According to the American company, which has 209 million subscribers, the Lupine series, directed by Frenchman Louis Leterrier, was “one of the most popular” in the history of South Korea’s Squid Game series until its current success.
For Gaëlle Mareschi, director of original international creativity for Netflix in France, the platform said it was “very lucky to have worked closely with Omar for so many years” and was “eager to expand its partnership.”
The Tour de Force, directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Omar Sy and Laurent Lafitte, is expected to be released on Netflix in 2022, according to the company.
Mr. Sy embodies an unusual “success story” in France and abroad.
In January 1978, in Trappes (Yvelines), a Senegalese father and mother of a Mauritanian mother of eight, a friend of actor Jamel Debbouze, he began his career as a comedian on radio and then television, where he was successful on Canal +. partner Fred Testot (After-Sales Service-After-Sales Service for Broadcasts).
After gaining some respect in cinema, Omar Sy won Caesar in France thanks to his inviolable film Cluset, especially for French cinema in America and international fame.
His victory gave him access to the American film industry. According to specialized media, he has been living with his family in Los Angeles since 2012.
In mid-September, the 43-year-old superstar was the only Frenchman to appear on the list of the world’s 100 most influential people in a ranking compiled by the American Time magazine.
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