Watch Idris Elba in the trailer for his upcoming film Bastille Day
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The trailer for Idris Elba’s new film Bastille Day has just dropped and it looks insanely good.

The high-octane action thriller set in Paris stars Idris (most famous for The Wire and Luther) as CIA agent Sean Briar and Richard Madden (Robb Stark from Game Of Thrones) as American pickpocket Michael Mason.

The pickpocket finds himself in the hands of the CIA when he steals a bag that contains a bomb. But the field agent soon realises Michael is his best asset to uncover a large-scale criminal conspiracy in the heart of the police force.

Going against commands, Agent Briar recruits Michael to track down the source of the corruption. As a 24-hour chase ensues, the unlikely duo discover they are both targets and must rely on each other to take down a common enemy.

The movie is due to be released on April 22.