Omar Sy lands a golden contract at Netflix
Omar Sy, the star of "Lupine", has just signed a multi-year contract with the streaming giant Netflix.
Here we see the French actor on stage during the Festival d'Avignon, in July 2021. © Nicolas Tucat / AFP
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Favorite French actor Omar Sy is marrying Netflix.
After the worldwide success of the series "Lupine", the super star sealed a contract of several years with the American platform to produce and act in films.
A first for Netflix and a French actor.
Omar Sy is the biggest French star of the moment, revealed internationally in 2011 with the success of the film
An actor now known throughout the world thanks to the triumph of the
, broadcast on Netflix, the third biggest success of the American platform which has 209 million subscribers.
Netflix has therefore logically bet on the 43-year-old actor, who has lived in Los Angeles with his wife and five children since 2012. Born in the Paris region of a Senegalese father and a Mauritanian mother, Omar Sy embodies a French success story. unparalleled for a son of African immigrants.
In mid-September, he was the only Frenchman to appear in the list of the 100 most influential personalities on the planet, ranking drawn up by the American magazine Time.rfi
The multi-year agreement signed with Netflix provides for Omar Sy to participate in several film projects for the platform, both as an actor and as a producer, through his production company Korokoro.
The amount of this mega-contract has not been disclosed.
Omar Sy will be on Netflix again in a few months, alongside Laurent Lafitte, in a film called
Tour de force
, signed Louis Leterrier, the director of
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