Omar Sy to play France’s gentleman thief on TV

French actor Omar Sy, well known for the 2011 hit film Intouchables, is to play the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin in a new Netflix series.

The French literary classic (see right) has been adapted many times, for theatre, cinema and television, but a 1970s series starring Georges Descrières is the best known.

The Netflix version will be set in today’s time, similar to the BBC’s Sherlock.

Netflix France is still filming but released an image, right. The series ...

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