Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, RJ Cyler and Academy Award winner Regina King have been added to ever-growing, star-studded cast of Netflix’s The Harder They Fall, joining Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors. The project was first announced in November 2019.
The all-Black Western is the story of when outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that the man (Idris Elba) who killed his parents two decades ago is being released from prison, he reunites with his gang to track his enemy down and seek his revenge. It is is the directorial debut of Jeymes Samuel, also known as The Bullitts, a singer-songwriter, producer and director. He previously collaborated with Jay-Z on The Great Gatsby soundtrack and will re-team with Jay-Z to write and produce original music for this film as well.
The film is produced by Jay-Z, James Lassiter, Lawrence Bender, Jeymes Samuel and written by Jeymes Samuel and Boaz Yakin.
This isn’t Samuel’s first foray into westerns. He directed a short film They Die By Dawn with another all-star Black cast, including Michael K. Williams, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosario Dawson, Isaiah Washington, Bokeem Woodbine, Henry Lennix, Kelly Hu and Erykah Badu. You can view the trailer for it here.