Netflix has released the first teaser for The Harder They Fall, a new Western action flick which stars Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King and LaKeith Stanfield. The production was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the film will now premiere later this year on Netflix.
The Harder They Fall is about the journey of outlaw Nat Love (Majors) who rounds up members of his old posse when learning that his enemy, Rufus Buck (Elba), is released from prison. Love and his crew are based on real-life black cowboys, mail carriers, and other historical figures of the American West, including Stagecoach Mary (Zazie Beetz), Bill Pickett (Edi Gathegi), and Jim Beckwourth (R.J. Cyler).
Meanwhile, Buck rides with “Treacherous” Trudy Smith (King) and infamous outlaw Cherokee Bill (Stanfield). An all-star cast rounded up by actress Danielle Deadwyler and Brit Delroy Lindo, who plays Bass Reeves, the first black deputy U.S. marshal.
The Harder They Fall is directed by British singer-songwriter, filmmaker, and music supervisor Jeymes Samuel, he co-wrote the screenplay with Boaz Yakin.
Samuel and Jay-Z are credited as producers on the film and Lawrence Bender, James Lassiter, and Jay-Z are slated to have written the original music for its soundtrack.
The Harder They Fall has no confirmed release date but it is believed it will hit the streaming platform later this year.