César-winning actor Omar Sy has officially signed a multi-year feature film deal with Netflix to develop original films for the streamer. The French actor, through his Paris and LA-based company, is set to executive produce and star in the potential projects that will be made as part of the deal.
“I have experienced Netflix’s collaboration with artists and their passion to bring unique and diverse stories to homes all over the world,” Sy said in a statement. “I am very happy to have the opportunity to extend the relationship and look forward to this next step of our journey together.”
Omar Sy is best known for his acclaimed performance in the 2011 dramedy film The Intouchables, which won him the César Award for Best Actor, making him the first Black actor to receive the award. He most recently starred in Netflix’s heist thriller series Lupin, with its first 10 episodes now available for streaming. Due to its success, it has already been renewed for a third part.
“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,” Netflix France’s Director of International Original Film, Gaelle Mareschi said. “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.”
Sy’s second collaboration with Netflix is the upcoming action comedy film titled Tour de Force, which is slated to arrive sometime next year. He will also next be seen in Universal Pictures’ highly-anticipated Jurassic World: Dominion which is set to hit theaters on Jun 10, 2022.