Idris Elba Makes Directorial Debut With ‘Yardie’
Idris Elba will be in front of and behind the camera on his next project, Yardie.
The award-winning actor will make his directorial debut and star in a supporting role in the film, which just began production and will shoot on location in London and Jamaica for seven weeks.
Aml Ameen (“Maze Runner”) stars as a young Jamaican named “D” who arrives in London in the early 1980s and unexpectedly discovers the man who assassinated his revered brother in Jamaica a decade earlier. When his quest for justice explodes into a violent street war, he puts both himself and the lives of his loved ones in peril.
Idris spoke about the project saying, “I am interested in making human stories with characters that are either, full of grace or flawed. In ‘Yardie,’ the audience will see a film that hopefully means something to the people. I’m honored to able to shoot it in my hometown of London and as a guest in Jamaica.”
Congrats to Idris. I look forward to seeing the film.