CASTING NEWS: Idris Elba to star in ‘The Harder They Fall’ for Netflix

The film also stars Jonathan Majors and is produced by Jay-Z.

Idris Elba
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It looks like Idris Elba is heading back to Netflix.

According to Variety, the actor will star alongside Jonathan Majors in the streamer’s upcoming film The Harder They Fall produced by Jay-Z.

The film will mark the directorial debut of British musician Jeymes Samuel, best-known by his stage name the Bullitts.

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According to Variety:

The film follows outlaw Nat Love (Majors), who discovers that the man (Elba) who killed his parents two decades ago is being released from prison and decides to reunite with his gang to track his enemy down and seek his revenge.

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Idris Elba has a full plate when it comes to gigs. We’ll soon see him singing on the big screen alongside Jennifer Hudson and Taylor Swift in CATS when it hits theaters next month. He’s currently filming The Suicide Squad and has signed on to star alongside Tilda Sweden in Three Thousand Years and Longing. 

As if that’s not enough, he’s also working on a western called Concrete Cowboys. 

According to Deadline, Elba will play a Black cowboy and will be joined by Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin and Jharrel Jerome, who recently received an Emmy nod for his gut-wrenching portrayal of Korey Wise in Ava DuVernay’s Neflix series When They See Us.