Netflix release date, cast, trailer and plot revealed
The eagerly awaited The more they fall arrives on Netflix with powerful names attached to the project in front and behind the camera.
After hosting its world premiere at the London Film Festival in October, the first reviews have arrived and critics have spoken enthusiastically about the genre-changing western film.
The film will get a limited theatrical release before it can be viewed on Netflix in November. Before its launch, here’s everything you need to know about The more they fall.
What is The more they fall On?
The more they fall is a western created with the intention of redefining the genre.
Writer and director Jeymes Samuel, also known as British musician The Bullitts, noted that in the Old West, one in four cowboys was actually black, but this is rarely reflected on screen. The more they fall features a cast of predominantly black actors in a Tarantino western.
He follows Nat Love as he assembles his former gang to help him get revenge on Rufus Buck, the man who murdered his parents.
Who plays in The more they fall?
Jonathan Majors (The last black man in San Francisco) plays the hero Nathaniel Love. His gang includes Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) like Stagecoach Mary, RJ Cyler (Rick white boy) like Jim Beckwourth and Edi Gathegi (dusk) like Bill Pickett.
The rival gang is led by the film’s main villain, Rufus Buck, played by Idris Elba. The Buck Gang presents “Treacherous” Trudy Smith, played by Regina King and LaKeith Stanfield as Cherokee Bill.
Supporting actors include Delroy Lindo as Bass Reeves, Danielle Deadwyler (The haves and have-nots) as Cuffee and comedian Deon Cole as Wiley Escoe.
Although the events of the film are fictional, many characters are based on or named after real people who lived in the 1800s.
The team behind the film
The film was written and directed by British musician Jeymes Samuel, but Jay-Z is one of the more notable names in the credits.
Jay-Z is producer of the film alongside James Lassiter, Lawrence Bender and Samuel. Boaz Yakin (Now you see me) co-wrote the screenplay with Samuel.
When is The more they fall Outside?
The film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival on October 6, 2021, and is slated to play at a few other festivals before it is available to the public. After showing at the Chicago International Film Festival and Montclair Film Festival in October, it is set to have a short and limited theatrical release.
The more they fall will be available to watch on Netflix worldwide on November 3, 2021.