Idris Elba is a man of many talents. He’s an actor, he’s a producer, he’s a DJ, and with his new film Yardie he is now officially a director – and a very good one – of a film about DJs. So he’s rather excellent at staying on brand.
Yardie takes place in the 1970s, where a Jamaican criminal named “D” (Aml Ameen, Sense8) gets sent to London to deliver a large package of cocaine. Six years ago, D’s brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary) tried to unite the warring gangs of Jamaica with a DJ set to end all DJ sets, and it might have worked if he hadn’t been assassinated in the middle of the party. Now D is angry, haunted, and determined to exact revenge on the shooter, even if it jeopardizes the criminal enterprise of his own boss, King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd).