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Omar Sy lands his first big Hollywood role with “Shadow Force”


The French actor will give the retort to Kerry Washington in this thriller whose shooting date has not yet been revealed.

The effect Lupine? Omar Sy, the lead actor in this cross-Atlantic Netflix series, landed his first major role in Hollywood. He will give the retort to Kerry Washington in an action thriller entitled Shadow Forcewhose filming and release dates have not yet been announced.

According to Deadlinewhich reveals the information, Shadow Force will follow a separate couple (Omar Sy et Kerry Washington), forced to flee with their son when their head is priced by their former employer, a secret unit of operations. The feature film will be directed by Joe Carnahan and developed by Lionsgate.

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The film has been in the works since 2020. It was first rumored that actor Sterling K. Brown will play the role that will eventually play Omar Sy, and Victoria Mahoney was announced as a director, as reported Variety at the time.

“Omar is at the peak of his potential,” Lionsgate president Nathan Kahane said in a statement. “Added to that is her worldwide fame, which makes her the perfect person to carry this film with Kerry (Washington), whose talent as an actress and producer is limitless.”

Omar Sy has seen his popularity soar in the United States thanks to Lupinethe first French Netflix series to meet at the forefront of overseas viewings. But the American public had already seen his face: thanks to the success ofUntouchables of Toledano and Nakache, first and then supporting roles in major Hollywood productions. We have seen it in particular X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014 and in the new trilogy Jurassic World.

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