The plot tells of ruthless outlaw Nat Love (Majors), who embarks on a journey of vengeance when his enemy, Rufus Buck (Elba), gets out of prison. With each man backed with a badass crew of gunslingers, yeah, cue the pew pews.
This “righteously new school Western,” as Netflix describes it, looks like slick, bloody fun, with plenty of style and an impressive cast bringing the gravitas. The film is directed by Jaymes Samuel, whose previous credits include 51-minute western They Die by Dawn (the Rosario Dawson & Michael Kenneth Williams-starrer released on music streaming service Tidal) and Jay-Z’s “Legacy” video (Jay-Z, by the way, is among the producers here). Samuel penned the script with Boaz Yakin, director of Denzel Washington film Remember the Titans and co-writer of Now You See Me.
The Harder They Fall, also starring Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, and Deon Cole, will be streaming on Netflix from November 3rd.
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.