Legacy (2010 film)

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Directed by Thomas Ikimi
Produced by
Written by Thomas Ikimi
Release date
  • United Kingdom
Language English

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 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.

Plot synopsis[edit]

The story follows Malcolm Gray (Idris Elba) taking sanctuary in a Brooklyn motel room as his mind slowly unravels. He deals with the repercussions over his past and the rise of his brother Darnell (Eaamon Walker), a ruthless senator, bent on getting into the White House. It becomes clear that all may not be as it seems.



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.


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