Watch: New trailer for Netflix’s The Harder They Fall
James R | On 29, Sep 2021
Netflix is taking a new shot at the Western with The Harder They Fall – and a new trailer give us a first look at the star-studded cast in action.
Starring Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo and LaKeith Stanfield, the film follow outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) who discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) is being released from prison and 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 and written by Samuel and Boaz Yakin, the film will have its world premiere when it opens the 2021 London Film Festival on 6th October. It will then go on to be released in UK cinemas on 22nd October, before streaming worldwide on Netflix on 3rd November. Here’s the rollicking new video:
The Harder They Fall is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.
Netflix’s The Harder They Fall to open 2021 London Film Festival
5th August 2021
The 65th BFI London Film Festival will open with Netflix’s The Harder They Fall.
The film, directed by Londoner Jeymes Samuel. will receive its World Premiere on Wednesday 6th October at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, with Samuel expected to attend along with key cast including Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Regina King and Idris Elba. There will be simultaneous preview screenings taking place at cinemas across the UK, ahead of the film’s Netflix release on 3rd November.
When outlaw Nat Love (Majors) discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (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 includes his former love Stagecoach Mary, his right- and left-hand men — hot-tempered Bill Pickett and fast drawing Jim Beckwourth – and a surprising adversary-turned-ally. Rufus Buck has his own fearsome crew, including “Treacherous” Trudy Smith and Cherokee Bill, and they are not a group that knows how to lose.
Writer, director and producer of THE HARDER THEY FALL, Jeymes Samuel, said: “It’s a great honour that THE HARDER THEY FALL will have its World Premiere opening the 65th BFI London Film Festival. Growing up in the UK, the Festival has always been the highlight of my year and I couldn’t have imagined anything better than to have my debut film included in this year’s line-up.”
Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival Director said: “Jeymes Samuel has come out with both guns blazing with his lightning-paced, witty and phenomenally entertaining new Western. It’s a total joy for us to open the Festival with the work of a filmmaker from London, and we’re so grateful to Jeymes, the producers and Netflix for trusting us with their World Premiere..”
The festival will run from 6th October to 17th October and will follow a hybrid model, with a selection of the programme available to stream on BFI Player, alongside the in-cinema premieres.