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Idris Elba is making his directorial debut with the production of ‘Yardie’, the movie, which will shoot on location in London and Jamaica for seven weeks.

Yardie is a movie about a young Jamaican named “D”, played by Aml Ameen, who arrives in London in the early 1980s and inadvertently found the man who murdered his respected brother in Jamaica a decade earlier.

His quest for vengeance clouded his thinking as he went after the killers.

This resulted in a chaotic street war, which eventually puts both himself and the lives of his loved ones in danger.

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Studiocanal released the first image from the set of the film, which sees Elba in a directorial role. Interestingly, he has a supporting role in the movie.

Elba said: “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 honoured to able to shoot it in my hometown of London and as a guest in Jamaica.”

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The movie is produced by Robin Gutch and Gina Carter for Warp Films and co-financed by Studiocanal, the BFI, BBC Films and Screen Yorkshire.

Meanwhile, Universal Music is also a partner in the film, with its Island Records label set to release the soundtrack.
Written By Damilola Faustino

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