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Concrete Cowboy (Photo Credit: Courtesy of TIFF)
Concrete Cowboy starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin (Photo Credit: Courtesy of TIFF)

Netflix released the official trailer for Concrete Cowboy, the urban Western drama film starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin which premiered at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival. Based upon the novel “Ghetto Cowboy” by G. Neri, Concrete Cowboy is directed by first-time feature filmmaker Ricky Staub. The film premieres on Netflix on April 2.

When fifteen-year-old Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) is expelled from his school in Detroit, he is sent to North Philadelphia to live with Harp (Idris Elba), his estranged father. Harp finds solace in rehabilitating horses for inner city cowboys at the Fletcher Street Stables, a real-life black urban horsemanship community that has provided a safe haven for the neighborhood residents for more than 100 years. Torn between his growing respect for his father’s community and his reemerging friendship with troubled cousin Smush (Jharrel Jerome), Cole begins to reprioritize his life as the stables become threatened by encroaching gentrification.

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