Netflix has unveiled the teaser trailer for The Harder They Fall, an upcoming action-western boasting a cast that includes Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, LaKeith Stanfield, Regina King, Zazie Beetz and Delroy Lindo, among others.
The plot has outlaw Nat Love (Majors) reuniting with his gang when he learns that his enemy, Rufus Buck (Elba), is being released from prison. Determined to make Rufus pay for a past deed, Love and his gang set out on a path of vengeance.
It’s a pretty exciting first look at the film, which, at least from the teaser, is promising to be a pretty slick western with plenty of action and an almost Grindhouse-esque lean. No denying how impressive that cast is too.
This film comes from director Jaymes Samuel, who previously directed 51-minute western They Die by Dawn – a Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito & Michael Kenneth Williams-starrer that was underseen due to being tied with music streaming service Tidal. Samuel also wrote the screenplay for The Harder They Fall with Boaz Yakin, whose writing credits include Now You See Me and Fresh, and who directed Denzel Washington film Remember the Titans.
Looking forward to the full-length official trailer to see a little more of what’s on offer here, but so far, so good. The Harder They Fall, also starring Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, Damon Wayans Jr., and Deon Cole, will be streaming on Netflix soon.
Official synopsis 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.