Jay-Z has secured yet another bag by signing a deal to produce the Netflix film “The Harder They Fall.”
The film follows Nat Love, an outlaw who gets his gang back together after finding out the person who killed his parents is getting out of prison.
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Jay’s credits do not stop there. Next month, “Free Meek,” will premiere on Amazon. The five-part docu-series, which was produced by Jay, will detail Meek’s efforts with criminal justice reform. In the past, Jay has been very vocal about his interest in criminal justice and back in 2017, he produced TIME: The Kalief Browder Story. The six-part docuseries shed light on a teenager who killed himself after spending two years in solitary confinement.
The Harder They Fall nearly went before cameras three years ago with Michael K. Williams in the lead role. Wesley Snipes had been cast as the villain, and the rest of the ensemble included Rosario Dawson, Bokeem Woodbine, Erykah Badu, Jesse Williams and Felicia Pearson. Netflix will, of course, assemble its own cast for this new incarnation of the project, which boasts a different producing team.
The release date for the project hasn’t been released.