Lupin star Omar Sy planning to steal our hearts in Netflix's rom-com French Lover

Omar Sy, the charismatic star of Netflix’s hit series Lupin, is set to captivate audiences once again, this time with a romantic twist in the upcoming film, French Lover. Join us as we reveal all we know about the film.
"Tirailleurs" (Father And Soldier) Photocall - The 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival
"Tirailleurs" (Father And Soldier) Photocall - The 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival / Andreas Rentz/GettyImages

Omar Sy, known for his role as Assane Diop in Netflix's smash hit series Lupin, is set to step back from his recent string of heavy dramas -- like The Strangers’ Case, The Book of Clarence, and Father and Soldier -- in favor of stealing our hears with his role in the much lighter Netflix romantic comedy, French Lover.

French Lover will mark the directorial debut of Nina Rives, and in addition to Sy, will star Sara Giraudeau (Bernadette), Pascale Arbillot (Lost Bullet), and Alban Ivanov (C’est la vie). Set against the charming backdrop of Paris, the film follows "the biggest star of the moment" Abel Camara (portrayed by Sy) who after crossing paths with "girl-next-door" Marion (Giraudeau) a great and unexpected love story begins.

The film's artistic production is in the hands of Hugo Gélin, known for his work on the heartwarming comedies Love at Second Sight and Two Is a Family, both of which did well at the French box office. Gélin's involvement promises a blend of humor and heartfelt moments, making French Lover a must-watch.

If you're curious about the upcoming film and want to learn more about it ahead of its release, you're in the right place! Join us as we reveal what we know about French Lover starring Omar Sy below!

When is French Lover coming to Netflix?

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As of now, Netflix has not announced an official release date for French Lover. However, the film is expected to debut on the streaming platform sometime in 2025.

The reason for this timeline is that the movie hasn't started filming yet. According to Variety, production is set to kick off in Paris on May 27, 2024.

Considering the typical production timeline, which ranges from 8 to 12 months, it's likely we won't see French Lover until at least January 2025 at the earliest.

What has Nina Rives said about her directorial debut?

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Nina Rives is clearly excited about her directorial debut! According to Variety, the new director shared:

"I am thrilled to be partnering with the very talented Omar Sy and Hugo Gélin for my first film. Quite simply, it is a romantic comedy made by people who love each other and make each other laugh."

Nina Rives, via Variety

Is there a preview of French Lover?

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Since French Lover hasn't begun filming yet, there are no teasers or previews available at this time. However, once production is in full swing, we expect to see pictures, videos, and perhaps even a trailer or two, which we will eagerly share with you.

Until there's further progress in the production, we're a bit in the dark. So stay tuned to Netflix Life as we keep an eye out for any new updates and news on French Lover and we'll be sure to pass that along to you.

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