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Following up with a critically acclaimed Netflix western film, “The Harder They Fall” director Jeymes Samuel teamed up with LaKeith Stanfield (“Atlanta”) and Omar Sy (“Lupin”) to tackle a new film “The Book of Clarence” at Legendary.
The film is an original project that Samuel wrote and will direct, produce and compose. Even though the plot details are being kept under wraps, but it being set in 29 A.D., Samuel has previously revealed that it’s in the vein of Biblical epics like “The Ten Commandments” and “The Greatest Story Ever Told” described it to Deadline.
James Lassiter, Shawn Carter and Tendo Nagenda will produce the film. This marks the second time all three will collaborate on a Samuel film, with Lassiter and Carter joining Samuel as a producer on “The Harder they Fall,” while former Netflix exec Nagenda oversaw the production at the streamer.
Samuel gained recognition among the film industry on his new take on the western in “The Harder They Fall” which featured an all-star cast of Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz and Regina King. When this film premiered and the industry became intrigued by what was next up for the multi-hyphenate.
James Lassiter, Shawn Carter and Tendo Nagenda all attached to produce the film.. Nagenda, who recently exited Netflix, previously oversaw production on “The Harder They Fall” at the streamer, and this is the second time that Lassiter, Carter and Samuel have collaborated following that feature.
Stanfield currently stars on the fourth and final season of “Atlanta” and will next be seen in Disney’s “Haunted Mansion.” He also previously starred in Samuel’s “The Harder They Fall.”
Sy currently stars on Netflix’s “Lupin” and had a film “Father and Soldier” premiered at Cannes this year, and he’ll next be seen in Lionsgate’s “Shadow Force.”