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Omar Sy Adds To His Burgeoning Slate, Joins James Franco In Thriller 'Good People'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 22, 2013 at 2:42PM

Omar Sy Adds To His Burgeoning Slate, Joins James Franco In Thriller 'Good People'
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Omar Sy

His new agents at CAA are certainly getting the man work in Hollywood, since he left France for the sun and fun of LA living.


The second project attachment announced for Omar Sy this month alone, he's been cast alongside the over-exposed James Franco and Kate Hudson, in Millennium Films' Good People, to be directed by Danish filmmaker Henrik Genz (Terribly Happy), his English-language debut. 

The film is described as a thriller which follows an American couple living in London who fall into deep debt while renovating her family’s home. When their downstairs apartment tenant dies, leaving 200,000 pounds in cash, the couple takes it, and then some very bad things start to happen. 

No word on what role exactly Omay Sy will play, although we can assume Franco and Hudson will play the American couple.

Hopefully Sy isn't the tenant who dies. But maybe this summary of the novel (written by Marcus Sakey) that the film will be based on, might help:

What would you do if, like Chicagoans Tom and Anna Reed, you stumbled on $400,000 that seemed heaven sent? After reading Sakey's masterful third crime thriller, you'd probably leave it untouched. In increasing debt from failed attempts to produce a child, Tom and Anna can't resist taking the money they discover hidden in their deceased tenant's apartment. After the initial euphoria, the Reeds find themselves dealing with a deadly drug dealer who wants something they don't have, a vengeful robber looking for the money they do have and a suspicious cop who knows they're holding out on him. Sakey, who excels at taking ordinary good people and forcing them to meet terrible challenges, ratchets up the stakes, creating ever more diabolical traps and ever more desperate escapes until the final shattering conclusion. 

So Omar Sy could also be the deadly drug dealer, the vengeful robber, or the suspicious cop.

We'll find out eventually.

We eagerly wait to see Sy in his first post-Intouchables film, as the actor/comedian continues to stack up new projects - both Hollywood and outside Hollywood.

Other project's he's already signed up for: an action-thriller from Stephen Gaghan (TrafficSyriana), titled The Candy Store, Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo, Bryan Singer's X-men: Days Of Future Past, co-starring with Bradley Cooper in a culinary dramedy titled Chef, and a French-Language film titled Chocolat, which is a biopic of Rafael Padilla - a former Cuban-born slave, who became the first black artist in France during the Belle Epoque era.

And let's not forget the French-produced films he's recently starred in, like the buddy-cop dramedy, On The Other Side Of The Tracks. Although we may not get to see them here in the USA anytime soon.

We'll likely see Moon Indigo first, later this year. 


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