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Idris Elba to Star In Netflix's Upcoming All-Black Western 'The Harder They Fall'

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

Idris Elba is set to star in the upcoming all black Western The Harder They Fall from first-time director Jeymes Samuel.

The film, is slated to premiere on Netflix, and also stars The Last Black Man In San Fransisco actor, Jonathan Majors. The film is being produced by Samuel, as well as Jay-Z, who will also help write original music for the movie along with Samuel, Deadline reports. The two previously worked together on the Great Gatsby.


In the film, Elba plays a seemingly villainous role as an inmate who becomes the target of Major's character, following the news that he'll be released from prison. Here is a plot description via Deadline:

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

Elba has had a busy 2019. Earlier this year, he wrapped the upcoming film Concrete Cowboy, about black horse riding communities in Philadelphia, it also has a black Western theme. The actor and artist starred in Cats, Hobbs & Shaw and more, and his show In the Long Run, which was picked up by Starz.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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