Tonight Idris Elba‘s Yardie will make it’s UK Premiere at Tonight’s Sundance London Film Festival. Ahead of the Premiere, Studiocanal has released the main UK Trailer for your viewing pleasure.
The film is a passion project Luther star and is based on the acclaimed novel from Victor Headley. The story of a Young Jamaican man who finds himself in 1980’s London. Not fully recovered from his brother’s death, he crosses paths with the man who killed his brother.
Below is that brand new trailer which highlights the gangster culture. If his career suddenly in front of the camera wilters, he may have a promising one behind it!
Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres 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).
We will have a review for Yardie online over the weekend, stay tuned for that. There are still some tickets left for the screenings over the weekend, can purchase them here.
Yardie will be released in the UK and Ireland cinematically sometime in 2018. The film also stars Aml Ameen, Sheldon Shepherd, Shantol Jackson and Stephen Graham.