Yardie — International Trailer

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added: Fri, Jun 1st '18

The official international trailer has been released for the upcoming Jamaican crime saga "Yardie," which is the feature directorial debut of English actor Idris Elba.

Taking place over the span of a decade from the early 1970s to the early '80s, the film centers on a young Jamaican man, named "D" (played here by "Maze Runner" actor Aml Ameen) who is raised on the streets of Kingston where he's plunged into a violent life of gangs, guns, and drugs. However, D is given an opportunity to put his criminal past behind him when he is sent to live in England in the Hackney neighborhood of London. But after being drawn into London's local gang war, D soon finds himself slipping back into his old criminal ways.

Based on the bestselling crime novel of the same name by Jamaican-born British author Victor Headley, the movie also stars Stephen Graham (This Is England), newcomer Shantol Jackson, Fraser James (Strike Back), Sheldon Shepherd, and Everaldo Cleary.

After premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "Yardie" is getting a theatrical release in the U.K. on August 24th. Watch the newly-released trailer, above.

synopsis:
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   August 24, 2018 (U.K. release)

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