This weekend will see the release of The Harder They Fall and two comic book movie standouts are in the film’s cast. While audiences enjoyed Idris Elba’s role as Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad, the entire internet was taken by surprise when Jonathan Majors came out of that elevator in Loki. Now, these two are adversaries in the old West. With The Harder They Fall, Jeymes Samuel has quite the stylish picture on his hands. It’s a who’s who list of popular actors of the moment. Netflix is the perfect Avenue for a film like this as the audiences will be looking for something to watch at home this weekend with a lot of their favorites in it. Western genre films have been a rare sight in the recent years, so this entry looks as fresh as it comes, sure to spark some conversations. While talking to Comicbook.com, The Harder They Fall director revealed that he has had a love for Westerns since an early age and always wanted to make one.
The Harder They Fall Is Coming To Netflix Starring Idris Elba
“I love westerns, I don’t get them enough, so I really wanted to tell a story where I can use the camera to do stuff that they couldn’t do when John Ford was making westerns, that they couldn’t do when John Huston was operating and alive,” the director explained. “I really wanted to utilize drones and show a train robbery. I love bank robberies, train robberies, jailbreaks, but I wanted to show a jailbreak and the train robbery in the same scene, and tell that story utilizing split screen. I wanted to do all these things with my debut feature film and that’s what I got to do.”
Here’s the official description by Netflix for The Harder They Fall:
“When outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) is being released from prison he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge. Those riding with him in this assured, righteously new school Western include his former love Stagecoach Mary (Zazie Beetz), his right and left hand men — hot-tempered Bill Pickett (Edi Gathegi) and fast drawing Jim Beckwourth (R.J. Cyler)—and a surprising adversary-turned-ally. Rufus Buck has his own fearsome crew, including ‘Treacherous’ Trudy Smith (Regina King) and Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield), and they are not a group that knows how to lose.
“Directed by Jeymes Samuel, written by Samuel and Boaz Yakin, produced by Shawn Carter, James Lassiter, Lawrence Bender and Jeymes Samuel, and featuring a red hot soundtrack and a stunning all-star cast, including Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, Damon Wayans Jr., Deon Cole with Regina King and Idris Elba revenge has never been served colder.”