Beyoncé and Jay-Z have made a rare public appearance together at the premiere for The Harder They Fall at the glossy BFI’s London Film Festival.
The film focuses on the outlaw Rufus Buck played by Idris Elba who discovers his enemy is being released from prison and reunites with his old gang to seek revenge.
The film sees Jeymes Samuel make his feature-length directorial debut having been primarily known as the singer-songwriter behind The Bullitts.
Jay-Z served as a producer for the film. He was enticed by the project because he wanted to see more diversity in the usually white world of gunslingers in the Old West.
At the premiere, Jay-Z announced: “Just to see us represented, you know, with a lot of films we didn’t see ourselves in westerns, as if we didn’t exist.
Adding: “It is almost odd, people think that it’s like a caricature, that they are playing roles, but they’re not playing roles.
He went on to say: “These names like Stagecoach Mary, all the actors in this, they really existed in this time, so just us represented and see that we have voices.”
Adding: “Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies.”
Before concluding: “Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. After 31 years, it feels just as exciting as it did when I was nine-years-old. Yes, the music is coming!”
You can check out the trailer below.