‘The Connection’ Trailer: See the Other Side of ‘The French Connection’
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.
Dujardin stars in The Connection as real-life French magistrate Pierre Michel, who sets out on a relentless mission to completely wipe out the notorious drug-smuggling ring and take down its nefarious criminal kingpin, Gaetan “Tany” Zampa (Gilles Lellouche). It’s a mission that takes him years, but Michel remains tenaciously committed to bringing down Zampa, whose organization controls the largest heroin trade in the U.S.
As you can see from the new trailer, we’ll watch Dujardin’s Michel intensely pursue his goal alongside an elite police force. Along the way, we’ll get some great action, drama and suspense, and who doesn’t like the idea of watching Dujardin kick a little drug smuggler butt — while dressed that well, no less? The trailer also features the great French cover of Cher’s “Bang Bang,” performed by Sheila.
The Connection comes from director and co-writer Cedric Jimenez and also stars Celine Sallette, Benoit Magimel and Melanie Doutey. Drafthouse Films will release The Connection in select theaters on May 15.