Elba’s character plays the antagonist, while the film follows the plotline of protagonist Nat Love (Majors). Jay-Z’s set to produce the film alongside Samuel, James Lassiter, and Lawrence Bender. Jay-Z and Samuel collaborated on The Great Gatsby soundtrack as well, and the duo will share writing duties for The Harder They Fall. The film is going to be an all-black western feature for Netflix and is co-written by Samuel and Boaz Yakin We will have more on this development when the film’s trailer is released.
On top of now producing a western film, Jay-Z has recently been very outspoken about Colin Kapernick’s NFL workout over the weekend, an event the rapper referred to as a “publicity stunt,” and that he was “disappointed.” Before the workout, Jay-Z helped guide the process along and was involved in making Kaepernick’s workout happen.
Elba, on the other hand, is set to star in Universal’s upcoming movie Cats, a movie adaption of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical of the same name. He also appears in James BKS’ animated “New Breed” video alongside Q-Tip and Little Simz.