The first trailer for Idris Elba’s directorial début, Yardie, has arrived and by what there is, it is a very competent début. A lot of action and a great look at what the 70s and 80s looked like from the criminals point of view.
Not only do we have the explosive trailer but the poster and a couple of images to keep you
Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D, who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread. D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox. Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne, 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.