Saturday, October 1, 2022

Regina King, Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Stanfield and Delroy Lindo Join ‘Harder They Fall’ Western

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*Regina King has joined the cast of “The Harder They Fall,” a new Western for Netflix starring Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors

Additional cast members include Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Stanfield, Edi Gathegi and RJ Cyler. 

As reported by Variety, the new movie is written by Samuel and Boaz Yakin. The story follows Nat Love (Majors), an outlaw who reunites with his gang to seek revenge on the man who killed his parents (Elba).

READ MORE: Regina King on Helping Black and Latin Communities Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

In related news, Regina King made history at the Venice Film Festival by becoming the first Black female director to be selected to premiere in its 88-year-long history.

Speaking in a press conference via Zoom at the festival on Monday, King spoke about her directorial debut “One Night in Miami,” and the pressure for it to perform well.

“Unfortunately, across the world, that’s how things seem to work. One woman gets a shot and if she does not succeed, it shuts thing down for years until someone else gets a shot,” she said, according to Variety.

“I am so grateful for our film to be a part of the festival but I really, really want it to perform well. There’s so much talent out there — so many talented directors — so if One Night in Miami gets it done here, you’ll get to see a lot more of us,” she added.

King’s film is an adaptation of Kemp Powers’ stage play of the same name about the real-life meeting between Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke after Clay’s surprise win over Sonny Liston in February 1964.

The actress is Emmy-nominated for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for HBO’s Watchmen. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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