First trailer for Idris Elba’s new movie ‘Yardie’ arrives

Film also features 'This Is England' star Stephen Graham

The first trailer for Idris Elba‘s directorial debut movie Yardie has been shared online.

The film, which was recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is set in Kingston and Hackney during the 1970s and 80s.

It focus on the life of a young Jamaican man named D played by Aml Ameen, who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary).


He grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). D reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and he hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. You can watch the clip below.

But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime, he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico played by This Is England‘s Stephen Graham.

Elba recently proposed to his girlfriend during a preview of the STUDIOCANAL movie in Dalston in February.

The Wire and Luther star has been married twice before and has two children. He met former Miss Vancouver Sabrina Dhowre, last year during filming for The Mountain Between Us.

Yardie is due out in UK cinemas later this year.