Legacy (2010 film)
|Directed by||Thomas Ikimi|
|Written by||Thomas Ikimi|
Legacy is a 2010 psychological thriller film directed by Nigerian/British director Thomas Ikimi and produced by Black Camel Pictures. The film premièred at the Glasgow Film Festival on the 28 February 2010 and was released theatrically in the United States on 15 October 2010. The film stars Idris Elba from The Wire (who was also executive producer), William Hope, Eamonn Walker and Richard Brake amongst others.
The story follows Malcolm Gray (Idris Elba) taking sanctuary in a Brooklyn motel room whilst he broods over his past and the rise of his brother Darnell, a ruthless senator, bent on getting into the White House.
- Idris Elba as Malcolm Gray
- William Hope as Mark Star
- Eamonn Walker as Darnell Gray Jr
- Monique Gabriela Curnen as Valentina Gray
- Richard Brake as Scott O'Keefe
- Clarke Peters as Ola Adenuga
- Julian Wadham as Gregor Salenko
- Gerald Kyd as Gustavo Helguerra
- Mem Ferda as Andriy
- Niall Greig Fulton as Vladimir
- John Kazek as Dimitri
- Annette Badland as Stephanie Gumpel
- Lara Pulver as Diane Shaw
- Joe Holt as Ronny Tarbuck
- Deobia Oparei as Ray Cloglamm
- Juliet Howland as Anne
- Christina Chong as Jane
- Michael Alspaugh as Carl
- Michael Callaghan as Mikhail
- Finlay Harris as Darnell's supporter
- Adam Smith as Rescue Worker
Director Thomas Ikimi stated at the premiere that, unable to find funding for the film in the UK, he went to Nigeria and was given funding based purely on the fact that he was a Nigerian director rather than on the script itself. He also apologized to the crew for his bad mood throughout filming due to the tightness of the budget and timetable.
The film was completed on the morning of the premiere (28 February 2010), and filmed entirely in Scotland despite being set in Brooklyn.
- Legacy at the Internet Movie Database
- Article at Glasgow Film Festival website
- Article at Tribeca Film Festival website
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