The film, is slated to premiere on Netflix, and also stars The Last Black Man In San Fransisco actor, Jonathan Majors. The film is being produced by Samuel, as well as Jay-Z, who will also help write original music for the movie along with Samuel, Deadline reports. The two previously worked together on the Great Gatsby.
In the film, Elba plays a seemingly villainous role as an inmate who becomes the target of Major’s character, following the news that he’ll be released from prison. Here is a plot description as posted by Deadline:
When outlaw Nat Love (Majors) discovers that the man (Elba) who killed his parents two decades ago is being released from prison, he reunites with his gang to track his enemy down and seek his revenge.
🚨AMAZING NEWS TO SHARE!!🚨@idriselba and Jonathan Majors are set to star in the @netflix original "The Harder They Fall" – an all-Black Western centered around outlaw Nat Love, who is seeking revenge on the man that killed his parents years ago. pic.twitter.com/GANJlIaPxk
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) November 18, 2019
Elba, who has had a busy 2019 just wrapped the upcoming film Concrete Cowboy, about black horse riding communities in Philadelphia, it also has a black Western theme. The actor and artist starred in Cats, Hobbs & Shaw and more, and his show In the Long Run, which was picked up by Starz.
He also just got a wasp, yes, a WASP named after him, read full story here
Watch the trailer for his upcoming movie below