As reported by Variety, Omar Sy has inked a multi-year feature film deal with Netflix. Sy’s Paris and Los Angeles-based production company will develop original films that feature the French actor as both the star and as executive producer. Of the deal, Sy remarked, “I have experienced Netflix’s collaboration with artists and their passion to bring unique and diverse stories to homes all over the world.”
Netflix is equally enthused about the collaboration. Gaelle Mareschi, the director of international original film at Netflix, told Variety the streaming giant is “excited to now expand our partnership [with Sy] further to bring his creative vision to our global audiences.” Audiences can already anticipate one project from the deal: an upcoming action comedy film titled “Tour de Force,” which reunites Sy with “Lupin” director Louis Leterrier. The movie will be released sometime in 2022.
Per Variety, Netflix is the #1 streaming service in France and is undoubtedly keen to develop even more content for the region. However, as the success of “Lupin” has demonstrated, worldwide audiences have plenty of appetite for French-language programming. We have no doubts that some very enjoyable films will be coming from Sy and his company.