Trailer: Omar Sy stars in Netflix’s The Takedown
James R | On 17, Apr 2022
“I need you to wrap this us quickly, quietly and with a sure hand.” “That sounds like us.” That’s the sound of Omar Sy heading back to Netflix for new action comedy The Takedown – and a new trailer gives us a first look at the Lupin star in action once again.
The film, directed by Louis Leterrier, sees Omar Sy and Laurent Lafitte play cops who get caught up in a high scale criminal case. Ousmane Diakité (Omar Sy) and François Monge (Laurent Lafitte) have very different styles, backgrounds and careers. The unlikely pair are reunited for an investigation that takes them across France. What seemed to be a simple drug deal turns out to be wrapped in danger and unexpected comedy.
You can see the ensuing chaos unfold on 6th May, when the film premieres on Netflix. Here’s the trailer:
Omar Sy and Louis Leterrier reteam for Netflix action comedy
17th March 2021
Omar Sy Louis Leterrier are reteaming for a new action comedy, Netflix has announced.
Sy, who had a breakout role in The Intouchables, has always been known for his comic timing, something that he brought to the fore of Lupin, Netflix’s crime drama inspired by the classic French novels about gentleman thief Arsene Lupin. With Leterrier (Now You See Me) at the helm, the show’s blend of heist thrills and darkly amusing revenge turned Lupin into a big hit for Netflix – it reached 70 million households in its first 28 days on the streaming service, making it bigger than The Queen’s Gambit (62 million) and Bridgerton (63 million).
With Season 2 of Lupin on the way this summer, Sy and Leterrier aren’t waiting to team up once more, with Netflix confirming that they will be making a French action comedy together. The film will see Sy and Laurent Lafitte play cops who get caught up in a high scale criminal case that’s equal parts danger and comedy.
If that sounds like a familiar premise, there’s a good reason: the film will be a sequel to 2012’s On the Other Side of the Tracks, which starred Sy and Lafitte and was directed by David Charhon. The sequel is untitled, but will see the cop duo investigate a drug-dealing case that takes them all the way up the French Alps.
The film is written by Stéphane Kazandjian (A Monster in Paris) and will also star Izïa Higelin, who has previously appeared opposite Sy in the 2014 comedy Samba.