Netflix has announced that Idris Elba has joined rising star Jonathan Majors in The Harder They Fall, the streaming giant’s upcoming film produced by Jay-Z.
The film is the directorial debut for Jeymes Samuel, who worked with Jay-Z on The Great Gatsby soundtrack under his pseudonym The Bullitts. Samuel will keep his connection to Jay-Z, since the rapper will produce the film with Samuel alongside Lawrence Bender and James Lassiter.
When it was first announced, film details were unknown, but they were revealed Monday with Elba’s casting. Majors will play Nat Love, an outlaw who goes on a journey of revenge once he finds out the man who killed his parents 20 years ago (Elba) is about to be released from prison. Love reunites his gang to track down the killer.
Coincidentally, Elba just wrapped another Western flick, Concrete Cowboys. Majors, who is one of the biggest up-and-comers in Hollywood after his stellar turn in The Last Black Man in San Francisco, will star in HBO’s Lovecraft Country next year and also shot Spike Lee’s Netflix film, Da 5 Bloods, with Chadwick Boseman.
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