First Trailer For Idris Elba’s Yardie


by James White |
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He's been a producer on films and TV for a while now, but Idris Elba has now turned director for his first feature. Yardie has a trailer online and you can see it below.

The drama, adapted from Victor Headley's novel by Brock Norman Brock and Martin Stellman, is set in 1970s Kingston and 1980s Hackney. It follows a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd).

Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path", he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).

Yardie poster

Yardie doesn't have an official release date just yet, but we can expect it in cinemas this year.

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