"The Harder They Fall" Introduced Us To Real-Life Black Cowboys And Outlaws: Here Are Their Real Stories

    Why haven't we gotten a big-budget Bass Reeves film yet?!

    The Harder They Fall debuted on Netflix, and it's caused a surge in searches pertaining to the Black cowboys who are portrayed in the film.

    Nat Love and Rufus Buck standoff

    Not to mention, Jay-Z was a producer on the film, along with Will Smith's production company, Overbrook Entertainment. Director Jeymes Samuel's vision is a testament to Black excellence, and the team that brought this film together really went HARD.

    Jay-Z, Seal, Swizz Beats, and Jeymes Samuel at the premiere of the film

    Jonathan Majors as Nat Love

    Majors sits on a horse as Nat Love

    Idris Elba as Rufus Buck

    Director Jeymes Samuel stands next to Idris Elba who shits on a horse on set

    Zazie Beetz as Mary Fields

    Zazie Beetz as Stagecoach Mary holding a gun as she stands on a dancefloor

    Regina King as Gertrude Smith

    Regina King as Trudy Smith alongside Lakeith Stanfield's Cherokee Bill

    Delroy Lindo as Bass Reeves

    Delroy Lindo as Bass Reeves stands in a townsquare

    LaKeith Stanfield as Cherokee Bill

    LaKeith Stanfield stands in a town square as people look on in "The Harder They Fall"

    RJ Cyler as Jim Beckwourth

    Jim Beckwourth smiles as he stands outside

    Danielle Deadwyler as Cathay Williams

    A closeup of Danielle wearing a cowboy hat

    Edi Gathegi as Bill Pickett

    A closeup of Bill Pickett who's wearing a cowboy hat

    Deon Cole as Wiley Roscoe

    Deon as Wiley holding up a deputy's badge

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