Los Angeles (AP) - The British actor Idris Elba (47, "Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw", "Thor: Day of the Decision") is with US rapper Jay-Z (49) to a joint film project.

Elba takes on a lead role in the revenge western "The Harder They Fall", Jay-Z is on board as a producer, as the streaming service Netflix announced. Jonathan Majors (30, "Hostiles") plays the second lead role of a bandit who sets himself on the trail of a released convict (Idris) to avenge the 20-year-old murder of his parents.

British vocalist and songwriter Jeymes Samuel, with the stage name The Bullitts, makes his directorial debut. He previously worked with Jay-Z on the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby. Also for "The Harder They Fall" he wants to write the music again and also the script. About a shooting start has not been announced.