He might not be Bond yet but Idris Elba makes a damn fine field agent in the first trailer for Bastille Day.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Michael Mason (Richard Madden, Game Of Thrones) is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself in the hands of the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar (Idris Elba, Avengers: Age Of Ultron), the field agent on the case, soon realizes that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale criminal conspiracy in the heart of the police force.
Going against commands, Briar recruits Michael to help quickly track down the source of the corruption. As a 24hr chase ensues, the unlikely duo discover they are both targets and must rely upon each other in order to take down a common enemy.
Directed by James Watkins (The Woman in Black), Bastille Day features a talented supporting cast which includes French actor and model Charlotte Le Bon, who previously starred opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Walk. Bastille Day also benefits from a producing dream team including Propaganda Films co-founder Steve Golin, who is known for discovering some of today’s most talented directors including Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry. This could bode well for James Watkins.
Bastille Day will reach UK cinemas on April 22.