Global streaming platform Netflix has partnered with Senegalese-French actor Omar Sy to develop original feature films.
In the multi-year deal, Sy’s Paris- and LA-based production company will handle the development of the films while Sy will act as executive producer.
He said: “I have experienced Netflix’s collaboration with artists and their passion to bring unique and diverse stories to homes all over the world. 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 of international original films for Netflix in France, added: “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. 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 has starred in a series of hit French films including 2011’s Intouchables, 2016’s Chocolat and Le Chant du Loup, which was released in 2019. He is set to partner with Lupin director Louis Leterrier on the upcoming action comedy film Tour de Force, launching on Netflix next year.