Idris Elba has started shooting his directorial debut ‘Yardie’

Idris Elba has officially started principal photography on his directorial debut Yardie.

The news was announced this morning by StudioCanal, confirming that Elba has begun work on the feature adaptation of Victor Headley’s cult novel of the same name. Aml Ameen (The Maze Runner, The Butler) starring in the lead role as ‘D’. Yardie will shoot on location in London and Jamaica for seven weeks.

Additionally, Stephen Graham (the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, This Is England, Little Boy Blue) will play the role of Rico, while Idris Elba will star as Piper. The film will introduce exciting new Jamaican talent including Shantol Jackson as Yvonne, Sheldon Shepherd as King Fox and Everaldo Creary as Jerry Dread.

Idris Elba commented: “I am interested in making human stories with characters that are either, full of grace or flawed. In Yardie the audience will see a

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