'The Harder They Fall': Netflix Sets Revenge Film Produced By Jay-Z, Jonathan Majors To Star

July 24 2019

Jonathan Majors has lined up his next role after The Last Black Man in San Francisco.

Majors is set to star in Netflix film The Harder They Fall. He'll 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 is about to be released from prison. Love reunites his gang to track down the killer.

The film will be the directorial debut for Jeymes Samuel, who worked with Jay-Z on The Great Gatsby soundtrack under his pseudonym The Bullits. Samuel will keep his connection to Jay-Z, since the rapper will produce the film with Samuel alongside Lawrence Bender and James Lassiter.

If his performance in The Last Black Man in San Francisco is anything to go by, Majors' turn in The Harder They Fall should be magnetic. S&A's Trey Mangum called Majors "Oscar-worthy" in his review of The Last Man in San Francisco, writing that his performance as Montgomery is "multi-faceted" and "guaranteed to be one of the most interesting of the year."

One of the busiest, most rising stars in Hollywood, Majors, will be seen next in Misha Green and Jordan Peele's HBO series, Lovecraft Country. The cast includes Aunjanue Ellis, Wunmi Mosaku, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Courtney B. Vance and Michael Kenneth Williams. Among his several other projects, he has also wrapped filming for Spike Lee's 2020 feature offering Da 5 Bloods with Chadwick Boseman and Delroy Lindo. That film will also be on Netflix.

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