Omar Sharif will star in Momo, the next film by Francois Dupeyron, the director of 2001 Cannes title La Chambre Des Officiers (Officer's Ward).

Produced by Michele Halbersdat and Laurent Petin's Arp Selection which also produced La Chambre, the film, set in Paris in the sixties, is adapted from a novel by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Monsieur Ibrahim Et Les Fleurs Du Coran, about a boy (Momo) who learns about life and love with the help of an old North African man, Monsieur Ibrahim, played by Sharif. The film will start shooting at the end of June.