LEGACY is a US set psychological thriller LEGACY from Black Camel Pictures starring Idris Elba (Obsessed, The Wire) who also Executive Produces. Idris Elba plays Black Ops soldier Malcolm Gray who returns to a Brooklyn hotel after a failed mission in Eastern Europe where he undergoes an intense journey on a quest for personal retribution.
Codeblack Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to Legacy from the Film Sales Company in New York.Legacy was recently awarded The Grand Jury Prize for Best Film at the 14th Annual American Black Film Festival in Miami. Legacy’s screening in Miami follows appearances on the festival circuit where it has garnered acclaim from critics and audiences. Earlier this year, Legacy was selected as the Closing Gala film at the Glasgow Film Festival, followed by screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and the Little Rock Film Festival where it was also nominated for Best Film.
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LEGACY was written and is directed by British Nigerian talent Thomas Ikimi, who also produces with BAFTA winners Arabella Page-Croft and Kieran Parker. Thomas Ikimi first gained attention when his first work, ‘LIMBO,’ a feature Thomas wrote, produced and directed for just $9000, opened the Taormina International Film Festival in 2005.
The film also stars Eamonn Walker (Cadillac Records) Clarke Peters (The Wire, Marley and Me) Monique Gabriela Curnen (The Dark Knight, Half Nelson) Julian Wadham (The English Patient) and Richard Brake (Batman Begins).
Idris Elba: “I was really impressed by the script and I felt compelled to get involved and play the role of Malcolm. Thomas Ikimi is a visionary young director who I’m excited to be collaborating with. Moreover in my role as Executive Producer I am really involved with the Black Camel team and the decision making and excited about what we all want to achieve with our movie. I feel that the collaboration between Thomas Ikimi, Black Camel and myself is representative of how talented young filmmakers can take unique works to film festivals. We have our sights set on seeing this go all the way.”
Thomas Ikimi: “Film has been a fundamental part of my life for as long as I can remember. It’s fantastic to work with Idris on LEGACY. His commitment to his craft, and willingness to get involved with the shaping of this project, is great and is a collaboration that is very productive for me as an emerging filmmaker. It’s even more of a blessing to have such a fantastic array of talent involved on this film.”