US Trailer for UK Drama ‘100 Streets’ with Idris Elba

London-set Ensemble Drama

Samuel Goldwyn has revealed the official US trailer for director Jim O’Hanlon’s upcoming drama 100 Streets, which stars Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton.

The reviews out of the United Kingdom peg this soapy three-stranded London drama as being rather underwhelming and lightweight, despite the fact that the film pulls together a remarkable ensemble cast that also includes Franz Drameh, Ken Stott, Tom Cullen, Charlie Creed-Miles, and Kierston Wareing.

Judging by the trailer, Idris Elba at least appears to rise above it. He plays an ex-rugby player struggling to keep himself and his marriage to a miserable housewife (Arterton) together after he leaves the game.

The film opens in US theaters and On Demand on January 13, 2017. Check out the 100 Streets trailer after the jump.

London-set ensemble drama

It seems like the film plays more like a TV drama, without exploring characters with creative depth.

London-set Ensemble Drama

100 Streets, a powerful ensemble drama, follows three contrasting and interwoven stories as they play out in one square mile of modern day London. A former rugby player, Max (Idris Elba), struggles to find a life off the field while fighting to save his marriage to former actress Emily (Gemma Arterton). Kingsley (Franz Drameh of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow)) is a small time drug dealer desperately seeking a way off the street. While completing his community service for a misdemeanor, Kinsley meets Terence (Ken Stott), a local thespian, who gives him the push he needs out of his dead end life and into a very different, creative world. George (Charlie Creed-Miles), a cab driver, and his wife Kathy (Kierston Wareing) dream of having kids, but a devastating road accident puts their hopes on hold even testing their otherwise strong marriage. Anybody can make a wrong turn, but it’s the journey that allows us to find the right path.

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