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New Trailer For Idris Elba's YARDIE Takes Us From Kingston To London

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New trailer for Elba's directorial debut.

Idris Elba makes his directorial debut with an adaptation of Jamaican author Victor Headley's cult novel Yardie.

Aml Ameen plays a young Jamaican man who heads to London seeking a new life, only to run into the man who murdered his brother a decade prior.

Sheldon Shepherd, Shantol Jackson and Stephen Graham also star.

Yardie is in UK cinemas August 24th. Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think of it.

The official synopsis reads:

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).