Yardie — Teaser Trailer

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added: Thu, Feb 22nd '18

Here's your first peek at Idris Elba's much-talked-about directorial debut, the upcoming Jamaican crime thriller "Yardie."

Based on the bestselling crime novel by Jamaican-born British author Victor Headley, the 1970s and early '80s-set film stars Aml Ameen (The Maze Runner, Kidulthood) as a young Jamaican gangster who gets a chance to leave his troubled past behind, only to have it catch up with him when he is sent to live in the gang-infested neighborhood of Hackney, London.

The cast also includes newcomer Shantol Jackson, Stephen Graham (This Is England), Fraser James (Strike Back), Sheldon Shepherd, and Everaldo Cleary.

Written by Brock Norman Brock (Bronson) and Martin Stellman (For Queen & Country), "Yardie" premiered back in January at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters later in the year. In the meantime, check out the teaser trailer, above.

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

starring   Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Stephen Graham, Fraser James, Sheldon Shepherd, Everaldo Cleary

release date   2018

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