Netflix Inks Movie Production Deal With ‘Lupin’ Star Omar Sy

Netflix has entered a multiyear feature film deal with actor/comedian Omar Sy. The deal will see Sy’s Paris and L.A.-based production company develop original films for Netflix, with the “Lupin” star appearing in and executive producing projects.

Netflix’s live-action series “Lupin” features Sy as Assane Diop, a character inspired by the French thief Arsène Lupin. Created by George Kay, with the first three episodes having been directed by Louis Leterrier, “Lupin” is one of Netflix’s most popular series to date. Sy is partnering again with Leterrier on his upcoming action comedy film Tour de Force, co-starring Laurent Lafitte and launching on streamer globally in 2022.

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“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.”

Gaelle Mareschi, director, international original film for Netflix in France, said the streamer has benefited immensely working with Sy, who is best known to American viewers in The Intouchables (2011), Jurassic World (2015) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

“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,” Mareschi said.

Fox Releasing ‘Call of the Wild’ on Disc May 12

The wilderness adventure film The Call of the Wild will arrive on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray May 12 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. It is available now for digital purchase.

Adapted from the novel by Jack London, the film tells the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog (created using CGI animation) whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team — and later its leader — Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

The film stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Cara Gee, Michael Horse, Jean Louisa Kelly, Colin Woodell, Adam Fergus and Abraham Benrubi.

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The Blu-ray and digital editions will include the featurettes “Origins,” “The On-Set Experience,” “State of the Art” and “The World of the Wild.” The featurette “A Man and His Dog” is offered as a digital exclusive.

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