Netflix’s The Takedown Trailer Reunites Lupin’s Star and Director

By Jessica Lerner 

A buddy cop comedy with Lupin ties? Sign me up.

With witty banter, plenty of gunfire and lots of car chases–one of which takes place in a supermarket–Netflix’s The Takedown seems to check all the boxes, and that’s just based on the trailer alone, which features Lupin star Omar Sy.

Per the synopsis: “Ousmane Diakité (Sy) and François Monge (Laurent Lafitte) are two cops with very different styles, backgrounds and careers. The unlikely pair are reunited once again for a new investigation that takes them across France. What seemed to be a simple drug deal turns out to be a high scale criminal case wrapped in danger and unexpected comedy.”


The Takedown was directed by Louis Leterrier (Lupin, Now You See Me) and written by Stéphane Kazandjian. The film is set to be released on May 6.