Idris Elba has stepped behind the camera everyone!
Get the first glimpse of Elba’s directorial debut with Yardie trailer. The film centers on a man whose quest for retribution brings him into conflict with a vicious London gangster.
‘Yardie’ is an adaptation of Victor Headley’s novel of the same name. Set in the ’70s and ’80s, ‘Yardie’ follows D (Aml Ameen), a young Jamaican drug dealer. He navigates between the streets of Kingston and London in an attempt to get his life together and leave the drug world behind.
However, he is constantly haunted by the murder of his brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). A murder that occurred 10 years prior. When D encounters the man who killed his brother, he seeks revenge. Thus resulting in a vicious war with brutal London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).
There is also an underlining love story. While in London, D reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson). Which adds more at stake to D’s quest for revenge.
Brock Norman Brock and Martin Stellman penned the movie which also stars Sheldon Shepherd as Kingston Don and music producer, King Fox.
The film recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Watch the Yardie trailer below.