Idris Elba’s upcoming Netflix Western, The Harder They Fall, has landed an impressive supporting cast that includes Regina King (Watchmen), Zazie Beetz (Joker), Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta), Edi Gathegi (Twilight) and RJ Cyler (Power Rangers). Jonathan Majors (Captive State) was also previously cast in the film.
The story follows outlaw Nat Love (Majors), “who discovers that the man (Elba) who killed his parents two decades ago is being released from prison and decides to reunite with his gang to track his enemy down and seek his revenge.”
The movie will be helmed by British musician Jeymes Samuel, known by his stage name, The Bullitts, this project will mark his feature film directorial debut. He previously worked with Jay-Z on The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Jay-Z is also a producer on the film. The Harder They Fall is expected to take a similar approach to incorporate music as The Great Gatsby.
I love westerns, and with a cast like this, I’m very excited to see how this film turns out.