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    French Actor, Omar Sy Signs Movie Deal with Netflix

    The star of Netflix global smash hit "Lupin" about a French gentleman thief, Omar Sy has signed a multi-year deal to develop films for the streaming giant, the company said Tuesday.

    The deal announced by Netflix did not specify any financial terms or specific projects for the deal with the actor-comedian who is set to star in and executive produce multiple feature films.

    Sy will star in the films and act as an executive producer.

    This is the first deal of its kind Netflix has signed with a French actor or filmmaker.

    “I have experienced Netflix’s collaboration with artists and their passion to bring unique and diverse stories to homes all over the world,” said Sy.

    A thriller inspired by the beloved fictional character Arsene Lupin, Lupin sees Sy play a modern-day thief out to avenge the death of his father.

    According to Netflix’s own metrics, Lupin has been a major success for the streaming service.

    Earlier this year, Netflix revealed that Lupin’s first season is the joint second most-watched series in the platform’s history, alongside The Witcher and behind Bridgerton (though Squid Game is reportedly poised to overtake it).

    Sy added that he was “happy to have the opportunity to extend the relationship and look forward to this next step of our journey together.”

    Before starring in Lupin, Sy was an acclaimed actor within the world of French cinema, and was the first Black actor to win a Cesar award, for his role in 2011’s The Intouchables.

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