Trailer: The Idris Elba-Directed “Yardie”

Studio Canal UK has revealed the first trailer for Sundance thriller “Yardie” which marks the directorial debut of Idris Elba.

The story is based on the novel by Victor Headley and centers on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (“Sense8” actor Aml Ameen) in the UK in the late 1970s who has never fully recovered from a childhood incident involving his brother’s murder.

Now the protege of a criminal don and music producer (Sheldon Shepherd), he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart (Shantol Jackson) and his now-grown daughter and soon encounters the man who shot his brother.

So begins a bloody, explosive quest for retribution that brings him into conflict with a vicious London gangster (Stephen Graham).