Focus Features released the first trailer for James Watkins’ (The Woman in Black) upcoming action flick Bastille Day. Idris Elba leads the way alongside his co-star Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark in HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones. Watkins’ film drops us in Paris, where Elba plays a CIA agent dealing with the aftermath of a fatal bombing. He targets Madden’s petty pickpocket character, but quickly discovers that he’s just a piece in a much more complex puzzle. With Elba’s governmental expertise and Madden’s mastery of theft, the two team up to track down the major players behind a much larger terrorist plot.
Off top, the trailer sells Bastille Day extremely well. We all recognize the scope of Elba’s leading man qualities and this is really just another step closer to his undeniable run as James Bond. Really Hollywood, let’s get this going already. His presence, coupled with his organic chemistry with Madden is a strong point for Watkins’ action thriller.
Bastille Day also stars Kelly Reilly, Charlotte Le Bon, Jose Garcia and Eriq Ebouaney. While it opens in U.K. cinemas on April 22, a U.S. release has yet to be determined. Check out the brand new trailer up top.
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