Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s music has been used as the soundtrack for the new Netflixmovie, ‘The Harder They Fall’ featuring Idris Elba and Regina King.
Netflix released the first look at Jeymes Samuel‘s star-studded film “The Harder They Fall,” starring Jonathan Majors, LaKeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Regina King, and Idris Elba. The film follows the story of two fearsome outlaws Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) and Rufus Buck (Idris Elba).h
The plot for the movie reads:
When outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (Idris 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 include his former love Stagecoach Mary (Zazie Beetz), his right and left-hand men — hot-tempered Bill Pickett (Edi Gathegi) and fast drawing Jim Beckwourth (R.J. Cyler)—and a surprising adversary-turned-ally. Rufus Buck has his own fearsome crew, including “Treacherous” Trudy Smith (Regina King) and Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield), and they are not a group that knows how to lose.See Also
Directed by Jeymes Samuel, written by Samuel and Boaz Yakin, produced by Shawn Carter, James Lassiter, Lawrence Bender and Jeymes Samuel, and the trailer features a track by Fela Kuti‘s titled “Let’s Start” in all its horn-and-bass-heavy glory. The track ‘Let’s Start‘ is from the album “Fela with Ginger Baker – Live!“.
No official release date has been announced yet. Watch the first look in the teaser trailer below: