It is arguably, if not the best, one of the best Jamaican movies ever. The movie ‘The Harder They Come’ starring reggae superstar, Jimmy Cliff, is forever etched in history as a Jamaican Classic. The movie is about a young man from the country in Jamaica, who went to the Kingston to inform his mother that his grandmother has passed. He decided to stay in the city and pursue a music career. After a big hit song but hardly getting any money for the song, he realized the corruption in the music business and turned to a life of crime.
Jimmy Cliff informed his fans that a sequel to the movie is due to begin filming later this year.
“We don’t know what we’ll be calling it yet. But as with the first movie, we had called it ‘Hard Road To Travel’ and somewhere along the way we called it ‘The Harder They Come’,” Cliff told 18 Karat Reggae.
“Right now, we’re calling it Many Rivers to Cross,” he continued.
The movie will be shot in Jamaica and the United Kingdom.
For the sequel, Cliff says he will reprise the character of Ivan.
“The Ivan character that I play had a child which he wasn’t aware of and the child was not aware that his father was a notorious outlaw. They kept that from the child who lived in London, while his father was in prison for about 40 years,” he said.
But didn’t Ivan die in a shootout with the security forces?
“You see him get shoot up, but you never see him bury,” Cliff added.