Yardie trailer: Idris Elba directs an explosive quest for retribution
Studio Canal UK has released the official trailer for Sundance thriller Yardie, the feature directorial debut of actor Idris Elba (Thor, Star Trek Beyond, The Dark Tower). Check out the Yardie trailer in the player below!
Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centers on the life of 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. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. 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).
Directed by Idris Elba, the screenplay for Yardie is by Brock Norman Brock and Martin Stellman, based on the novel by Victor Headley.