This year’s BFI London Film Festival will open with The Harder They Fall, directed by Londoner Jeymes Samuel.
The film will receive its world premiere on Wednesday 6 October at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, with Samuel expected to attend along with key cast including Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Regina King and Idris Elba.
Simultaneous preview screenings will also take place at cinemas across the UK.
The film, which counts Jay-Z among its producers, will debut on Netflix on 3rd November following a theatrical release in UK cinemas.
When outlaw Nat Love (Majors) discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (Elba) is being released from prison, he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge.