Omar Sy cast in John Woo’s Killer remake
Lupin star Omar Sy has been cast in the lead role of Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo’s remake of his 1989 action film The Killer.
The original stars Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sally Yeh and follows assassin Ah Jong, who accidentally damages the eyes of singer Jennie (Sally Yeh) during a shootout.
The Killer is directed by Woo, produced by Universal Pictures and will be released exclusively on US streaming service Peacock next year.
“New challenge,and what a challenge, but so grateful to get the opportunity,” said Sy on Instagram.
Sy is known for his roles in comedy-drama film The Intouchables (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Jurassic World (2015), Two Is a Family (2016), Chocolat (2016), Inferno (2016), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) and The Takedown (2022).