Idris Elba Joins Producer Jay-Z’s “The Harder They Fall”

Idris Elba. Photo by Michael Buckner/Deadline/REX/Shutterstock (9188866dx)

Luther star Idris Elba is set to join Johnathan Majors in the all-black Western film, The Harder They Fall.

The story, which is co-written by Samuel and Boaz Yakin, is about outlaw Nat Love (Majors) who finds out that the man (Elba) who murdered his parents two decades ago is going to be released from prison, he brings back his gang to take care of the situation and get revenge.

Directing the Netflix film is Jeymes Samuel and producing along with Jay-Z is James Lassiter and Lawrence Bender. Jay-Z has worked with Samuel before in the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby. The duo will write and produce the music for The Harder They Fall.

If you want to catch Elba sooner, he will be in the much-awaited film adaptation of the Broadway musical Cats in December and a Western drama, Concrete Boys, which just began shooting.