Watch 4-Minute Compilation of Clips From 'Bastille Day' Featuring Idris Elba in Action
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Watch 4-Minute Compilation of Clips From 'Bastille Day' Featuring Idris Elba in Action


Here’s an almost 4-minute compilation of clips from Idris Elba’s upcoming Paris-set thriller “Bastille Day,” which will see him battle terrorists in the City of Light, in a project from Vendome Pictures and Anonymous Content, with James Watkins (“The Woman in Black”) directing, from a script penned by Andrew Baldwin (he also scripted a “Bourne” sequel, which I suppose should give you some idea of what to expect from “Bastille Day”).





Co-starring Richard Madden, the story follows Michael Mason (Madden), an American small-time thief living in Paris who accidentally becomes a target for the CIA when he steals a bag that contains some explosives, which of course he isn’t aware of initially. Sean Briar (Elba), the CIA agent on the case, has to determine Mason’s guilt or innocence, as he soon uncovers a much larger conspiracy, and will use Mason as a pawn to get to the root of it all, within a 24-hour deadline.

The project has been released across Europe (several April dates). It does have an American distributor (Focus Features), but no word on when we here in the USA will get to see it.

First announced 2 years ago, the film’s very timely plot, and the talent involved, should help it stand above the deluge, with Elba, an actor with an international fan base, leading the charge.

Charlotte Le Bon, Kelly Reilly and Jose Garcia round out the key cast. By the way, Bastille Day is the French National Day, which is equivalent to July 4/Independence Day here in the USA.

Check out the compilation of clips below; they are in French without English subtitles; but, except for the first 50 seconds, the rest of it is all action with no dialogue.

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