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.
Sy, whose Intouchables performance won the 2012 Cesar Award for Best Actor (France’s Oscar), recently wrapped production on the Michel Gondry-directed Mood Indigo, opposite Audrey Tautou. Sy is co-represented by Laurent Gregoire at Agence Adequat in France.