Idris Elba has released the first trailer for his directorial debut YARDIE. 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).
The film, which debuted in Sundance and is screening this week in Berlin, is adapted from the cult 1992 novel by Jamaican-born British writer Victor Headley. Adapting the novel is Headley, Brock Norman Brock, and Martin Stellman who wrote and directed the 1980s Denzel Washington thriller For Queen and Country.
Stephen Graham, Mark Rhino Smith, Akin Gazi, Frasre James, and Naomi Ackie also star in Yardie, which is being released by StudioCanal in the U.K. No release date has been announced, check out the trailer below.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern