What is Yardie?

The full trailer for Ideris Elba’s Yardie has arrived. That as well as a nice new selection of images.

The full trailer doesn’t tell us that much more than the teaser trailer that we saw back in February. It does, however, go into a bit more detail about the full plot and why he is trying to redeem himself.

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.

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