The very first trailer for the extremely prepared for Black western movie The Harder They Fall simply went down. The Harder They Fall notes the function directorial launching for Jeymes Samuel, a popular British singer-songwriter as well as manufacturer that likewise passes the phase name The Bullitts. The movie flaunts an excellent actors consisting of Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Idris Elba, LaKeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Zazie Beetz, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, as well as extra.
The Harder They Fall adheres to criminal Nat Love (Majors) as he rebuilds his gang—previous love Stagecoach Mary (Beetz), cranky Bill Pickett (Gathegi), as well as rapid illustration Jim Beckwourth (Cyler)—to precise retribution on his adversary Rufus Buck (Elba). However, though Buck was simply launched from jail, his posse—Cherokee Bill (Stanfield) as well as “Treacherous” Trudy Smith (King)—is still undamaged also, as well as they’re not utilized to shedding. The movie was composed by Samuel as well as Boaz Yakin, that routed the 2000 movie Remember the Titans. The Harder They Fall was created by Samuel, Lawrence Bender, James Lassiter, as well as Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, as well as assures an intense soundtrack, most likely with initial songs from Jay-Z.
The very first intro trailer for Netflix’s The Harder They Fall simply went down in addition to some first-look stills from the movie. The trailer does not let down, showcasing a great antique Western retribution story for the ages. Filmed in New Mexico, the movie most definitely stays with the standard Western origins, however with a couple of stylistic modifications. This very first appearance consists of an efficient as well as engaging soundtrack featuring important Black musicians as well as music genres such as afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti as well as reggae artist Barrington Levy. Check out the first look below:
Majors’ Nat Love is inspired by a real Black cowboy and former slave of the same name. The real Nat Love remained at large in the period after the Civil War, his exploits rendering him one of the most famous Black western heroes. Nat Love was a self-starter who, as a child, learned how to read and write even though it was forbidden and taught himself how to be an excellent marksman and cowboy. He earned the nickname Deadwood Dick due to his excellent performance in a rodeo, in which he swept most of the contest activities. In 1907 he published an autobiography titled Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Better Known in the Cattle Country as ‘Deadwood Dick,’ by Himself; this ensured his legacy. The Harder They Fall is in line with a new effort to bring the stories of original Black and Native cowboys, such as Nat Love, to the forefront of the Western genre, which has historically been significantly whitewashed.
The Harder They Fall was not without its own set of obstacles, mostly from the pandemic closures which greatly incapacitated the entertainment industry. Filming was delayed due to the pandemic, causing actress and singer Cynthia Erivo to leave the film because of scheduling conflicts that had then arisen. Filming was resumed and then paused once more due to an actor positively testing for COVID. Now, the film can finally see the light of day as the movie and television world starts to reawaken. The Harder They Fall will premiere in select theaters and on Netflix this Fall.
So let me get this straight. The dazzling Regina King, renaissance man Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, comedic legend Damon Wayans Jr., and one of the best writers for Conan, Deon Cole, have all teamed up for a revenge western? Grab your chaps, partners. Let's ride!
The first trailer for The Harder They Fall arrived earlier today, and it is garnering a lot of attention. But it is Regina King that is catching the most fire, as the Oscar-winning actress began trending on Twitter shortly after the trailer made its debut. Fans are excited to see what's in store. Netflix has also released a first poster and a couple of images from the all-star Western.
The official synopsis for The Harder They Fall from Netflix reads, “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.”
It looks like this film doesn't know how to lose! I've only seen a mere 2 minutes of this movie, but I'm gonna say it. I wish I could be sitting next to Quentin Tarantino in the theater watching him fist pump and cheer with joy. We have our bad-asses, our great one-liners, our gunslingers, our revenge, our heroes and anti-heroes. Throw in the tumbleweeds…I can't wait! Netflix says, “revenge has never been served colder.”
In The Harder They Fall trailer, viewers see Rufus's crew hijack a train and break him out of what appears to be a secure safe. The tense situation shines a light on the fact that this team doesn't know how to lose, but will they fare just as well against Love and his crew.
Director Jeymes Samuel, also known as The Bullitts, is an English writer, director, singer-songwriter and songs producer from London. The filmmaker made his debut with another western with 2013's They Die by Dawn, which starred Rosario Dawson as well as Giancarlo Esposito. With collaborator Jay-Z (who is also a producer on this film), I am sure he will have us bouncing (galloping?) to the soundtrack.
In 2013, Jeymes worked alongside Baz Luhrmann as well as Jay Z on the music for the blockbuster The Great Gatsby. Samuel co-writes The Harder They Fall with Boaz Yakin, best known as the director of Remember the Titans and screenwriter of Now You See Me. Samuel also produces with James Lassiter, and Lawrence Bender. And there is no way you can miss Bender's influence on Samuel. Bender is well-known for his collaborations with Quentin Tarantino on such epic films such as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, as well as Inglorious Basterds.This film has all the makings for an instant classic as well as a franchise. Who wouldn't want to see them ride again? The Harder They Fall will debut in select theaters as well as start streaming on Netflix this loss. Mount up!