Quick News: Sy, Eurostar, Witch, Moon, Wonka


Omar Sy
“Lupin” and “Jurassic World” star Omar Sy will develop, executive produce, and star in original feature films as part of a new multi-year partnership deal with Netflix – their first deal with a French talent or filmmaker. “Lupin” ranks as one of Netflix’s most popular series to date. [Source: Twitter]

Studiocanal and The Picture Company (“Gunpowder Milkshake”) have picked up “Source Code” scribe Ben Ripley’s new high-concept ticking clock sci-fi thriller pitch “Eurostar”.

Plot specifics are under wraps but it is said to be tonally akin to “Inception” with the action unfolding on the train line that runs from London to Paris. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce. [Source: THR]

Earwig and the Witch
Studio Ghibli’s first fully CG-animated feature “Earwig and the Witch” has been picked up by Netflix who will release the Goro Miyazaki-directed feature on their service from November 18th.

The story follows a headstrong young girl who grew up in an orphanage. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. [Source: Netflix]

Harvest Moon
Paul Bettany is set to star in the dramedy “Harvest Moon” at Miramax. Bettany co-wrote the script with Dana Brown while Mark Waters is on board to direct.

The story revolves around a young boy who sees an opportunity to reunite his separated parents while the pandemic shuts down the world. Carmen Ejogo, Candice Bergen, Cary Elwes, Riley Looc, Malia Baker, Staz Nair, Rodney Richardson, and Connor Falk also star. [Source: Deadline]

A brief video from the set of the currently shooting “Wonka” movie has confirmed that Timothee Chalamet’s younger version of chocolatier Willy Wonka will be singing in the new film. The actor was captured, dressed as Wonka, riding down the street with music playing that is him singing.