‘The Harder They Fall’ is the highly anticipated Netflix film of 2021 just after the arrival of the official trailer. The Black Western look is not new to the fans but the way they are stylized is something worth watching and the astonishing stacked cast does not hurt either. Speaking of the creators of this film… it is the directorial debut of Jeymes Samuel who definitely is a known name among peers. He is also known as a musician, The Bullitts. Another identity he carries of himself is as the brother of “Kiss from a Rose” singer-songwriter Seal. He is also well known for his amazing script writing contribution with Boaz Yakin for the epic film “Now You See Me” and adding to this he also composed the music score for the same.
Shawn Carter is being counted as the producer of this new film. He and Samuel have been known for working together for many projects including the collaboration of music composed for “The Great Gatsby” and the short film “Jay-Z: Legacy.” Apart from these two the other producers added to the list are: Lawrence Bender and James Lassiter.
Release date of ‘The Harder They Fall’
According to a post by Netflix’s official twitter account, no specific release date has been set for this film. Netflix gave the audience just the hint by mentioning ‘fall 2021’. According to a report by Deadline, the film was announced in the summer of 2019 and was expected to start filming from March 2020 but due to the hit of the coronavirus pandemic the production of the film was postponed. The report added that an actor tested positive for Covid-19 in New Mexico and the production had to take a break.
The incredible cast of ‘The Harder They Fall’
The film has an all-Black phenomenal cast giving the authentic vibe of real Old West historical figures. The cast includes great talents namely: Jonathan Majors from “Lovecraft Country” as Nat Love playing the character of a handsome and legendary cowboy. Idris Elba is playing as Rufus Black, known to be Nat’s nemesis. Oscar winner Regina King is Trudy Smith and also the Oscar nominee LaKeith Stanfield is in the film playing the character of Cherokee Bill. Delroy Lindo playing the character of a U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves. Zazie Beetz will play the role of Stagecoach Mary who is a mail carrier.
The other cast include Edi Gathegi as cowboy icon Bill Pickett, Danielle Deadwyler playing as Cuffee, R.J. Cuyler in the role as Jim Beckwourth, Deon Cole playing as Wylie Escoe and Damon Wayans Jr. in an as-yet-undisclosed role.
Plot of the film ‘The Harder They Fall’
The story of the film revolves around a young man who is trying to get revenge on the man who killed his parents. As simple as the plot is being portrayed, we can always expect a spinning ideology by Jeymes Samuel.
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