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"The Harder They Fall" Opening Night Gala - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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Jay-Z has his hand in plenty of projects these days. One, in particular, that is getting his devoted attention is the forthcoming Netflix film The Harder They Fall, a Western with an all-star cast that merited the Brooklyn mogul taking a trip across the pond.

"The Harder They Fall" Opening Night Gala - 65th BFI London Film Festival

Source: David M. Benett / Getty

On Wednesday night (Oct. 7), the Roc-a-fella Records founder was on hand at the BFI London Film Festival at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. The Evening Standard reports that it was a surprise appearance from Jigga and his accomplished wife Beyoncé as they made an appearance on the red carpet (Bey was AWOL for that part) for the premiere of the Western.

The Jaymes Samuel-directed film stars Idris Elba and Regina King along with a litany of up and coming and tried and true Black Hollywood talent including Jonathan Majors, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield and Zazie Beatz.

“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,” reportedly said Jay-Z while on the red carpet. “It is almost odd, people think that it’s like a caricature, that they are playing roles, but they’re not playing roles.”

He added, “These names like Stagecoach Mary, all the actors in this, they really existed in this time, so just see us represented and see that we have voices.”

Bey shared some pics of their trip on Instagram, which of course now has north of 5 million like at the time of this post.

The Harder They Fall will hit Netflix on Friday, October 22. Check out photos of Jay-Z and and the cast on the red carpet in the gallery below.

Also, someone really asked Mr. Carter if he could ride a horse.

1. “The Harder They Fall” Opening Night Gala – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" Opening Night Gala - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: (L to R) Producer Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z, Idris Elba and Isan Elba attend the Opening Night Gala for “The Harder They Fall” during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 6, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix)

2. “The Harder They Fall” Opening Night Gala – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" Opening Night Gala - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: (L to R) Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Idris Elba, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Producer Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z and Director Jeymes Samuel attend the Opening Night Gala for “The Harder They Fall” during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 6, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix) 

3. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jay-Z attends “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images) 

4. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Idris Elba, Edi Gathegi, RJ Cyler, Deon Cole, Mihai Mălaimare Jr., Film Editor Tom Eagles, Jay-Z, Producer James Lassiter and Director Jeymes Samuel attend “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

5. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z) and Jeymes Samuel attend “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images,) 

6. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Producer Shawn Carter AKA Jay-Z attends “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

7. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Idris Elba, Edi Gathegi, RJ Cyler, Deon Cole, Mihai Mălaimare Jr., Film Editor Tom Eagles, Jay-Z, Producer James Lassiter and Director Jeymes Samuel attend “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

8. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jonathan Majors, Producer Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z, Regina King, Director Jeymes Samuel, Idris Elba and Producer James Lassiter attend the “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

9. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Producer Shawn Carter AKA Jay-Z and Director Jeymes Samuel attend “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

10. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Shawn Carter AKA Jay-Z, Producer James Lassiter and Jeymes Samuel attends “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

11. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Producer Shawn Carter AKA Jay-Z speaks to the press during the “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

12. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Shawn Carter ( Jay-Z ) attends “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage ) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,topix,uk,england,movie,london – england,film industry,headshot,jay-z,film premiere,incidental people,red carpet event,royalty,the times bfi london film festival,premiere event,the harder they fall – 2021 film

13. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Shawn Carter ( Jay-Z ) attends “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage ) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,topix,looking at camera,uk,england,movie,london – england,film industry,smiling,jay-z,film premiere,shoe,bow tie,tuxedo,red carpet event,royalty,leather,black shoe,tom ford – designer label,white shirt,leather shoe,the times bfi london film festival,white color,black color,shawl collar,premiere event,tuxedo suit,the harder they fall – 2021 film

14. “The Harder They Fall” Opening Night After-Party – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" Opening Night After-Party - 65th BFI London Film Festival

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: (L to R) Producer Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z, Regina King, Deon Cole and Idris Elba attend the opening night after-party for “The Harder They Fall” during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at Freemasons Hall on October 6, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,topix,uk,england,london – england,film industry,four people,night,jay-z,after party,three quarter length,regina king,idris elba,producer,opening event,the times bfi london film festival,deon cole,the harder they fall – 2021 film,freemasons’ hall – london

Jay-Z Attends London Film Festival In Support of ‘The Harder They Fall’, Of Course Bey Was There  was originally published on hiphopwired.com

1. “The Harder They Fall” Opening Night Gala – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" Opening Night Gala - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: (L to R) Producer Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z, Idris Elba and Isan Elba attend the Opening Night Gala for “The Harder They Fall” during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 6, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix)

2. “The Harder They Fall” Opening Night Gala – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" Opening Night Gala - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: (L to R) Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Idris Elba, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Producer Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z and Director Jeymes Samuel attend the Opening Night Gala for “The Harder They Fall” during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 6, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix) 

3. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jay-Z attends “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images) 

4. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Idris Elba, Edi Gathegi, RJ Cyler, Deon Cole, Mihai Mălaimare Jr., Film Editor Tom Eagles, Jay-Z, Producer James Lassiter and Director Jeymes Samuel attend “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

5. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z) and Jeymes Samuel attend “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images,) 

6. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Producer Shawn Carter AKA Jay-Z attends “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

7. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Idris Elba, Edi Gathegi, RJ Cyler, Deon Cole, Mihai Mălaimare Jr., Film Editor Tom Eagles, Jay-Z, Producer James Lassiter and Director Jeymes Samuel attend “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

8. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jonathan Majors, Producer Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z, Regina King, Director Jeymes Samuel, Idris Elba and Producer James Lassiter attend the “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

9. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Producer Shawn Carter AKA Jay-Z and Director Jeymes Samuel attend “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

10. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Shawn Carter AKA Jay-Z, Producer James Lassiter and Jeymes Samuel attends “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

11. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Producer Shawn Carter AKA Jay-Z speaks to the press during the “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI) 

12. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Shawn Carter ( Jay-Z ) attends “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage ) photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,topix,uk,england,movie,london – england,film industry,headshot,jay-z,film premiere,incidental people,red carpet event,royalty,the times bfi london film festival,premiere event,the harder they fall – 2021 film

13. “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" World Premiere - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Shawn Carter ( Jay-Z ) attends “The Harder They Fall” World Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage ) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,topix,looking at camera,uk,england,movie,london – england,film industry,smiling,jay-z,film premiere,shoe,bow tie,tuxedo,red carpet event,royalty,leather,black shoe,tom ford – designer label,white shirt,leather shoe,the times bfi london film festival,white color,black color,shawl collar,premiere event,tuxedo suit,the harder they fall – 2021 film

14. “The Harder They Fall” Opening Night After-Party – 65th BFI London Film Festival

"The Harder They Fall" Opening Night After-Party - 65th BFI London Film Festival Source:Getty

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: (L to R) Producer Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z, Regina King, Deon Cole and Idris Elba attend the opening night after-party for “The Harder They Fall” during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at Freemasons Hall on October 6, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,topix,uk,england,london – england,film industry,four people,night,jay-z,after party,three quarter length,regina king,idris elba,producer,opening event,the times bfi london film festival,deon cole,the harder they fall – 2021 film,freemasons’ hall – london

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