We are incredibly excited to announce that our Sebastian De Souza has been cast as the leading role of Santiago in the feature film The Alchemist – an adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s seminal international bestselling novel.

Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios, Netter Films, and PalmStar Media have set a September start date for filming in Morocco for the feature, directed by Kevin Frakes, with a release date to be announced.

The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago on an epic quest for life-changing treasure. The book is an international best-seller and beloved literary work; holding the Guinness world record for most translated work by a living author.