‘The Intouchables’ Star Omar Sy Enters ‘Jurassic World’

By | Friday March 21, 2014 @ 2:52am PDT

omar syCésar winning French actor Omar Sy, who’s bulked up his Hollywood resumé since his star turn in French mega-hit The Intouchables, has added another high-profile title to the list. Sy is joining the cast of Universal … Read More »

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James Franco, Kate Hudson, Omar Sy Set For Millennium Films’ ‘Good People’

By | Monday April 22, 2013 @ 10:32am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Millennium Films is starting production at the end of May in London on Good People, which will star James Franco, Kate Hudson and Omar Sy and be directed by Henrik Genz, who ismaking his English-language debut. The contemporary thriller centers on an American couple living in London who fall into severe debt renovating her family’s home. When the tenant in their downstairs apartment passes away and leaves 200,000 pounds in cash, they take it, and that’s when very bad things start happening to good people. Kelly Masterson, Paul Grellong and Christina Hodson wrote the script based on Marcus Sakey’s novel. Read More »

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Jason Clarke And Omar Sy To Star In Stephen Gaghan Thriller ‘Candy Store’

By | Thursday April 4, 2013 @ 12:14pm PDT

Lionsgate and Good Universe are partnering on Candy Store, a character-driven action thriller co-written and to be directed … Read More »

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‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Adds Omar Sy Of ‘The Intouchables’

By | Saturday March 2, 2013 @ 5:25pm PST

Bryan Singer tweeted today that “the brilliant” Omar Sy of the French film The Intouchables has joined the cast of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Today’s news about Sy follows a stream of tweets from the director … Read More »

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CAA Signs Omar Sy

By | Tuesday December 4, 2012 @ 1:07pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed Omar Sy, the French actor, comedian, writer, producer and television personality who drew raves starring in The Intouchables. That film, an international box office phenomenon, has become the highest-grossing non-English-language film since The Passion Of The Christ, grossing more than $414 million worldwide. It was released domestically last May by The Weinstein Company. Read More »

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Weinstein’s French Import ‘The Intouchables’ Is First Official 2012 Academy Screener Mailed To Members

Pete Hammond

EXCLUSIVE: Every Oscar season the race is on to see who can put out the first DVD screener sent to Academy members. Well, the race is over for 2012: The Weinstein Company is mailing screeners today of their hit French import The Intouchables to the entire membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association got one over the weekend. The Intouchables, which has grossed more than $360 million worldwide,  is the official French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar (screenings of the record 71 films  in that contest begin Friday night at the Academy). It is the second-highest-grossing non-English-language film of all time after The Passion Of The Christ.

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Last year, Summit was first out of the gate in getting Academy members a screener of A Better Life. The strategy paid off, resulting in a surprise Best Actor SAG and Oscar nomination for star Demian Bichir. Putting those screeners in Oscar voters’ hands early certainly didn’t hurt his chances. Millennium mailed a commercial DVD of Bernie to press a couple of weeks ago with Oscar aspirations attached, but this is the first official manufactured screener for Oscar voters (the Academy has strict rules about packaging and does not allow commercial DVDs to be sent to members). Read More »

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