Netflix Sets Fall Movie Slate, Including ‘The Harder They Fall’ and ‘Bruised’

Netflix has announced the premiere dates for its fall 2021 slate, which includes The Harder They Fall, Bruised, Passing and Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali. (Credit: Netflix)

Netflix has announced the premiere dates for its upcoming 2021 slate of fall movies, including new school Western The Harder They Fall; Halle Berry’s directorial debut Bruised; racial drama Passing; and the documentary Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali.

The Harder They Fall
The Western features an all-Black cast, including Regina King, Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors and LaKeith Stanfield. The film tells the story of two groups of outlaws duking it out in a lawless Western town. The film is produced by musical artist and director Jeymes Samuel, Jay-Z, James Lassiter and Lawrence Bender. The Harder They Fall will premiere Oct. 22 in select theaters and stream on Netflix, starting Nov. 3.

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Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali
The documentary tells the story of the friendship and bond between Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali. Kenya Barris and Jason Perez are the producers while Marcus A. Clarke directs. Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali begins streaming on Netflix Sept. 9.

The Starling
Loretta Devine will co-star in this film about a woman (Melissa McCarthy) who has a battle with a territorial bird in her garden after suffering a personal loss. The script is written by Matt Harris and produced by Dylan Sellers, Chris Parker, Theodore Melfi and Kimberly Quinn. The Starling arrives in select theaters on Sept. 17 and streams on Sept. 24.

The Guilty
Directed by Antoine Fuqua, this suspenseful drama stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a call center operator who tries to save a caller in grave danger — but soon discovers that nothing is as it seems. The Guilty is produced by Fuqua, Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Kat Samick, Scott Greenberg, Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak, Svetlana Metkina and David Haring. The film premieres in select theaters Sept. 24 and starts streaming Oct. 1.

Starring Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga, Passing tells the story of two Black women who can pass as white and choose to live on opposite sides of the color line in 1929 New York. Forest Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Margot Hand and Rebecca Hall produce the film, which is written and directed by Vicky Cristina Barcelona actress Hall. Passing debuts in select theaters Oct. 27 and streams Nov. 10 on Netflix.

Halle Berry makes her directorial debut and stars in Bruised as a mixed martial arts fighter who gets back in the ring to redeem herself. The film also stars Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Schevchenko and Stephen McKinley Henders. Bruised debuts in select theaters Nov. 17 and on Netflix Nov. 24.