Omar Sy has booked a role in the film adaptation of the 4th book in author Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series, following “Angels & Demons,” “The Da Vinci Code” and “The Lost Symbol.”
Titled “Inferno,” Sy joins Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in the Sony project, which will be directed by Ron Howard, from a script penned by David Koepp, and which follows Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, who awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. Further, “with a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee, and must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of a brilliant scientist whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written, Dante Alighieri’s ‘The Inferno.'”
Sy will play a character named Christoph Brüder, head of the SRS team (part of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) who is ordered by Elizabeth Sinskey (head of the World Health Organization who hires Langdon), to find Langdon after she loses contact with him.
Brian Grazer and Howard are producing via their Imagine Entertainment banner.
An October 14, 2016 release date is planned.
Sy will next be seen in “Jurassic World,” the upcoming 4th installment in the “Jurassic Park” film series, which is scheduled to be released on June 12, 2015 in North America.