9:51 pm EDT, September 11, 2020

Regina King joining Idris Elba in Netflix western, ‘The Harder They Fall’

Regina King is heading to Netflix to join the cast of The Harder They Fall starring Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors.

According to Variety, Academy Award winner Regina King is the latest star to join the cast of Netflix’s forthcoming western film, The Harder They Fall

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Produced by Jay-Z, the upcoming western centers on Nat Love— an outlaw who, upon discovering that Rufus Buck (the man who killed his parents 20 years ago) is being released from prison, decides to round up his old gang in an effort to track the man down and get revenge.

Majors and Elba will play Nat Love and Rufus Buck, respectively. Currently, there’s no word with regards to who King will portray in the forthcoming film.

Others who’ve also recently been cast in the upcoming western include Zazie Beetz (Atlanta, Deadpool 2), Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Knives Out , Edi Gathegi (Twilight, X-Men: First Class), Danielle Deadwiler (Atlanta, Watchmen), and RJ Cyler (Power Rangers, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl).

Behind the camera, British musician Jeymes Samuel (better known by his stage name The Bullitts) will serve as director on The Harder They Fall.

The Harder They Fall serves as a bit of a reunion for Samuel and Jay-Z. The pair previously collaborated on the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby. They’ll be hitting the studio again for the Netflix western, for which they’ll be writing and producing original music.

Meanwhile, Samuel and Boaz Yakin will serve as screenwriters on the film.

Other producers on the project include James Lassiter and Lawrence Bender.

Netflix has yet to set a release date for The Harder They Fall.

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