Posted on Oct. 12, 2021, 2:02 p.m.
The worldwide success of the Gentleman Burglar series opens new doors for Omar Sy. The 43-year-old actor, performer of “Lupine” on Netflix, has just signed a several-year contract with the streaming platform to produce and star in films he will star. This is what the Anglo-Saxon media “Variety” revealed on Tuesday.
Before releasing his own films on Netflix, Omar Sy joined forces with Louis Leterrier, the director of “Lupine” for his next film “Tour de force”, with Laurent Lafitte, which is due to be released on Netflix in 2022. The amount of the contract, negotiated by the California agency CAA on behalf of Omar Sy with Netflix, is not known. A similar agreement was made a month ago between Netflix and Vanessa Kirby, actress of “The Crown”, to develop and produce feature films.
The nuggets of French cinema targeted by Netflix
Almost ten years after breaking through to the screen in “Intouchables”, which grossed more than $ 400 million worldwide, the Caesarized actor is entering a new era in his career. And the streaming platform, which has become number 1 in France since its launch in 2014 in France, has forged links with other nuggets of the French seventh art.
Netflix has partnered up with some of the several major producers, filmmakers and local studios in France, offering successful series such as “The Hook Up Plan”, “Family Business” and the documentary series “Qui a killed little Gregory? “. Netflix has also developed a list of original films with mainstream appeal, including “8, rue de l’Humanité” by Dany Boon, produced by Pathé and launched on the platform on October 10.