Jeymes Samuel’s ‘The Book of Clarence’ Lands September Release Date
Jeymes Samuel’s star-packed The Book of Clarence will open in theaters Sept. 22, Sony announced Thursday. The Legendary Pictures movie is written and directed by the multihyphenate British filmmaker and singer-songwriter, who made his feature debut when helming the acclaimed 2021 Western The Harder They Fall. Inspired by Hollywood epics set in biblical times, Book […]
Omar Sy in Talks to Star in Netflix ‘Yasuke’ Event Series From 21 Laps, Significant Productions (Exclusive)
Netflix is developing another version of Yasuke and teaming up with some familiar collaborators to do it. The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned that Lupin star Omar Sy is in talks to play the real-life legend, an African man brought to feudal Japan under enslavement who became the country’s first non-Japanese samurai, in a new […]
‘Lupin’ Star Omar Sy Inks First-Look TV Deal at HBO Max
HBO Max is thinking globally with its latest talent deal. The streamer has signed Lupin star Omar Sy to a first-look television deal. Under the exclusive pact, Sy and HBO Max will develop series projects together in his home country of France as well as for the United States and other parts of the world. […]
Cannes: Ethan Hawke, Isabelle Huppert, Lee Jung-jae, Rebecca Hall, Austin Butler and More in The Hollywood Reporter’s Festival Photo Diary
Nothing compares to Cannes. That has never been more true than it is this year as the international film festival rolled out the iconic red carpet to celebrate a milestone 75th anniversary, as always, against the backdrop of the French Riviera. Welcoming A-list stars, celebrated auteurs, musicians, models and, yes, even TikTok creators, the 2022 […]
Cannes: ‘Father & Soldier’ With Omar Sy to Open Un Certain Regard Sidebar
Father & Soldier, a World War I drama featuring French star Omar Sy (Lupin), will open this year’s Un Certain Regard sidebar at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The period drama, from first-time director Mathieu Vadepied, follows forgotten heroes of WWI: the Senegalese infantrymen who were forced to leave their homeland and fight to liberate […]
Netflix Unveils 2022 French-Language Originals
Netflix has unveiled its upcoming slate of French-language originals, highlighting 25 new feature films, series, and non-fiction productions it will launch this year. Among the new titles are the feature drama Athena, from music video director Romain Gavras, who co-wrote the script with Les Misérables filmmaker Ladj Ly; the comedy series En Place from Jean-Pascal […]
‘Lupin’ Theft Eyewitness: Robbers Were “Kids With Firecrackers”
When word got out that the set of the hit French-language Netflix series Lupin had been robbed, it was hard not to see the irony. The incident seemed ripped from the series itself, a contemporary spin on Maurice Leblanc’s classic novels about the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. As first reported by AFP and Le Parisien, […]
Netflix’s ‘Bo Burnham: Inside,’ ‘Call My Agent!’ Win Comedy Honors, British ‘Help’ Best Drama at 2021 Rose d’Or
Help, a British drama set in a fictional Liverpool care home that shines a light on neglect and abuse in the U.K. care system, has won the top prize for best TV drama at the 60th annual Rose d’Or awards, one of Europe’s leading television honors. Written by BAFTA-award winners Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials) […]
Netflix and ‘Lupin’ Star Omar Sy Signs Multiyear Film Deal
Omar Sy, the charismatic French actor behind Netflix’s global hit series Lupin, has signed a multiyear feature film deal with the streaming giant. The deal will see the actor’s Paris and L.A.-based production company develop original films for Netflix, with Sy starring in and acting as executive producer on the projects. Sy, who rose to […]
Netflix’s ‘Lupin’ Part 2: TV Review
Omar Sy returns for five more episodes of heists, Parisian style and revenge in this story of a master criminal inspired by Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin character.
Netflix Greenlights New French Series, Films
Hot off the global success of 'Lupin,' the global streamer is backing a slate of French action films and TV dramas.
‘Lupin’ Director Louis Leterrier, Netflix Reteam for Action Comedy
The French film will be a follow-up to the 2012 action comedy 'On the Other Side of the Tracks,' with Omar Sy and Laurent Lafitte starring.