New Bastille Day Trailer Doubles as Idris Elba’s James Bond Audition Reel

by | Feb 16, 2016

From StudioCanal and director James Watkins (The Woman in Black) comes the high-octane action packed thriller Bastille Day. Starring Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly, Charlotte Le Bon and Alexander Cooper, the film is scheduled for UK theatrical release April 22, 2016. (No U.S. date confirmed yet)

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.