Yardie is a 2018 British crime drama film directed by Idris Elba (in his feature directorial debut) and starring Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Stephen Graham, Fraser James, Sheldon Shepherd, and Everaldo Creary. It is based on the novel of the same name by Jamaican-born writer Victor Headley. It was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In February 2018, the first trailer to the film and a poster was released.
Set in ‘70s Jamaica and ‘80s London, YARDIE centers on the story of ‘D’ (Aml Ameen) who embarks on an explosive quest for retribution following the death of his brother.
Idris Elba’s directorial debut YARDIE opens in UK August 31st