The first teaser for The Connection was released a few weeks ago, and after watching Jean Dujardin smash a bad dude’s face into a pool table (charismatically, of course), we’ve been anxious to see even more. Today brings the first, full trailer for the upcoming film, which tells the French side of William Friedkin’s 1971 film The French Connection, itself based on the true story of the infamous French Connection drug trafficking ring.
You’re probably aware of the story of the French Connection thanks to William Friedkin’s 1971 film The French Connection, which told the story from the perspective of two American detectives trying to take down a French drug smuggler. Now comes The Connection, Cédric Jimenez’s film which explores the French side of that story with The Artist star Jean Dujardin playing a magistrate trying to take down that very same drug smugger. We’ve got the first trailer for the film, which goes full red band and doesn’t pull any punches.
George Clooney has never had any trouble assembling an all-star cast for his productions. Indeed, why would he? But his latest is looking like it boasts the most impressive line-up to date. Don't believe it? How does a movie featuring Clooney, Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman and recent Best Actor Oscar winner Jean Dujardin sound?