Netflix’s “The Harder They Fall” Stops Production

Idris Elba. Photo by Michael Buckner/Deadline/REX/Shutterstock (9188866dx)

Netflix’s Western starring Idris Elba has halted production once again. 

After paused production once before back in mid-March during the start of the pandemic, the streamer has paused production on The Harder They Fall after a member of the production team tested positive for COVID-19. 

The film, penned by Boaz Yakin and directed by Jeymes Samuel, follows an outlaw who discovers that the man who killed his parents has been released from prison. He then forms a gang to help him as he seeks revenge. 

Also starring in the film are Regina Kin, Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, LaKeith Stanfield, and Delroy Lindo.

Elba was one of the first stars to publicly confirm they contracted COVID-19 at the onset of the pandemic, along with his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba. He has sense recovered.

It’s unclear when filming will resume. Netflix did not comment.