Idris Elba Will Star in Netflix's All-Black Western 'The Harder They Fall'
The all-black Western follows an outlaw (played by Jonathan Majors) who embarks on a quest for vengeance after he finds out that the man who killed his parents is being released from prison. Elba plays the murderer, according to Deadline. The Harder They Fall is Jeymes Samuel's directorial debut. Samuel will co-produce the film alongside JAY-Z; the two collaborated before on The Great Gatsby soundtrack (Samuel, also a singer-songwriter, is known as the Bullitts).
The Harder They Fall isn't Elba's first venture into Western cinema. He's also starring in Concrete Cowboys, which is set to begin production this year. He'll closeout his 2019 with the silver screen adaptation of Cats, which hits theaters December.
Majors, who star in the acclaimed The Last Black Man in San Francisco, will also appear in Spike Lee's upcoming Netflix film, Da 5 Bloods, alongside Chadwick Boseman. He's also set to star in HBO's Lovecraft Country next year.