Omar Sy
Michael Buckner for Variety
France
2021

Korokoro Films

Omar
Sy

Sy had already broken ground in France by becoming the country’s first Black actor to win a César Award for his breakthrough role in Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s “The Intouchables.” But his role as Assane Diop in “Lupin,” one of Netflix’s most popular non-English-language series to date, propelled him to global fame. Now based in Los Angeles, Sy in October 2021 signed a multiyear deal with Net­flix to develop, executive produce and star in the projects, a wise move given his additional role as creative producer on episodes of “Lupin.” Sy is also partnering again with “Lupin” helmer Louis Leterrier on his upcoming action-comedy film “Tower of Strength,” co-starring Laurent Lafitte and launching on the streamer globally in 2022.

Career

  • THE INTOUCHABLES
  • SAMBA
  • LUPIN

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Arabic Adaptation of French Hit 'Intouchables' Sets Director, Writer, Start of Shoot Date

Arabic Adaptation of French Hit 'Intouchables' Sets Director, Writer, Start of Shoot Date

Prominent Dubai-based distribution and production outfit Front Row is going forward on its Arabic remake of French hit comedy "Intouchables," with a writer and director team now attached and plans to start shooting in Egypt in May 2022.For the task of adapting the French original about a grumpy white paraplegic billionaire who strikes a friendship with his street-smart Black ex-con caretaker, Front Row has recruited Egyptian screenwriter Amr El Daly (pictured, left) who is best known for hit ensemble drama...

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