The Takedown release date, cast, synopsis, teaser, and more

The Takedown - Cr. Emmanuel Guimier/Netflix
The Takedown - Cr. Emmanuel Guimier/Netflix /

A new action film titled The Takedown is coming to Netflix soon, and you must know everything there is to know about the upcoming original movie!

The Takedown is a sequel to the 2012 French film De l’autre côté du périph, otherwise known as On the Other Side of the TracksLupin‘s Louis Leterrier directed the film from a screenplay written by Stéphane Kazandjian.

Netflix consistently announces new shows and movies coming to the platform throughout the year. The streamer recently unveiled its 2022 French-Language originals slate, and The Takedown was included in the list. However, not much information was given about the upcoming action film at the time.

Now, we have all the juicy details regarding the film, and we’re so excited to share them with you. Below, you’ll find the action movie’s release date, cast, synopsis, and more.

The Takedown release date

The action film will make its way to Netflix on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET. It’s another late release, so make to set your alarm clocks. And don’t forget to mark your calendars!

The Takedown cast

We shared the entire cast via IMDb below:

  • Omar Sy as Ousmane Diakité
  • Laurent Lafitte as François Monge
  • Izïa Higelin as Alice
  • Dimitri Storoge as Brunner
  • Jean-Louis Tilburg as Contrôleur
  • Caroline Mathieu as Caroline
  • Luka Quinn as Fils Brunner

The Takedown synopsis

The story follows Ousmane Diakité and François Monge, two cops from very different backgrounds as they reunite for a new investigation in France. The investigation was supposed to be a simple case, but Ousmane and François find themselves involved in an extensive criminal case.

Here’s the official synopsis via Netflix below:

"Ousmane Diakité (Omar 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 teaser

Take a look at the official teaser to get a sneak peek of what’s to come in the original movie!

The Takedown is rated TV-MA, meaning that the movie is for mature audiences only. The content shown in this film would be considered inappropriate for kids ages 17 and under. You can most likely expect many violent scenes, drugs and smoking, and coarse language. So make sure there are no kids around when you tune in to watch the action film.

There aren’t many highly anticipated titles coming to Netflix in May other than Stranger Things season 4 so far. So, go ahead and add The Takedown to your watchlist and hit the “Remind Me” bell on the movie’s title page on Netflix. The Takedown is a movie you don’t want to miss!

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