Studio Canal UK has released the official trailer for Idris Elba’s feature directorial debut – the thriller “Yardie”.
Set in 1970s Kingston in Jamaica and 1980s Hackney in the UK, Aml Ameen plays a young Jamaican man named D 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.
Before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime, he encounters the man who shot his brother and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution. Brock Norman Brock and Martin Stellman adapted the script.