“The Harder They Fall” Director Jeymes Samuel Reuniting with LaKeith Stanfield for Bible-Era Film “The Book of Clarence”

Jeymes Samuel, left; LaKeith Stanfield / Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images)

The Harder They Fall director Jeymes Samuel and Atlanta star LaKeith Stanfield will be reuniting for a new film coming to a screen near us soon.

Per Deadline, the accomplished musician made the announcement of the forthcoming feature, The Book of Clarence, which is being described as a “Bible-era” epic taking place in 29 AD starring LaKeith Stanfield. According to Samuel, the script for the film is already written with production hopefully set for some time this summer and the plot of it was surprisingly teased in the popular Netflix western.

“I gave a huge Easter egg in The Harder They Fall to what my next movie is,” Samuel explained to Deadline. “Jim Beckwourth [RJ Cyler] is on his horse. Nat Love [Jonathan Majors] says, ‘You got a reason you want to die, too, Jim?’ And he says, ‘Outside of you saving me from this?’ And shows burn marks from the rope that was around his neck. He goes, ‘Besides, I hear Cherokee Bill [LaKeith Stanfield] runs with Rufus [Idris Elba]. Every time I speak on my speed, people pull Cherokee Bill out their ass. I’m going to put an end to that debate once and forever. Like you say in the Book of Clarence, ‘Can’t no man outspeed me.’’ And Bill Picket [Edi Gathegi] says, ‘Outspeed ain’t a word and Clarence ain’t a book.’

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SOURCE: The Root, Shanelle Genai