Netflix’s The Harder They Fall, directed by Londoner Jeymes Samuel and starring Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Regina King and Idris Elba will World Premiere as the opening film of the 65th BFI London Film Festival.
Also starring in the film are Jonathan Majors, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, Damon Wayans Jr. and Deon Cole.
The film will debut on Netflix on November 3 following a theatrical release in UK cinemas.
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 lefthand 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 honor 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.”
The 65th BFI London Film Festival takes place from Wednesday October 6 – Sunday October 17, 2021.