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Old West Gets New Blood in Netflix’s ‘The Harder They Fall’

Netflix released a trailer for their upcoming western thrill ride, “The Harder They Fall.” The movie’s synopsis reads, “When an outlaw (Majors) discovers his enemy (Elba) is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge in this Western.”

The film looks to have your standard fare of Western movie tropes. It’s got vengeful outlaws, rival gangs, and plenty of rooting tooting shooting! That said, the film sports a very diverse and talented cast of actors that is sure to set it apart from its contemporaries in the genre.

Jonathan Majors will be starring in the film as outlaw Nat Love. He’ll be joined alongside Idris Elba as Rufus Buck, Regina King as Trudy Smith, Zazie Beetz as Stagecoach Mary, and LaKeith Stanfield and Delroy Lindo in currently unknown roles. I’m sure they have cool, outlaw sounding names too though. With a cast this stacked, we are sure to be in for some great and memorable performances. The all Black cast is also a first for Westerns and a milestone for greater representation in film. 

The new Netflix produced Western will begin streaming on the platform on Nov. 3, 2021.