** MAIN TRAILER AND NEW IMAGES RELEASED **

 

DIRECTED BY IDRIS ELBA

YARDIE

 

 

IN CINEMAS 2018

 

STARRING

AML AMEEN, SHELDON SHEPHERD, SHANTOL JACKSON and STEPHEN GRAHAM

 

Ahead of tonight’s Sundance Film Festival UK Premiere, STUDIOCANAL are excited to release the main trailer for Idris Elba’s directorial debut YARDIE, starring Aml Ameen, Sheldon Shepherd, Shantol Jackson and Stephen Graham, as well as four brand new images.

 

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).

 

A few tickets are still available for screenings of YARDIE at Sundance Film Festival this weekend here.