Concrete Cowboy, starring Idriss Elba, to be released on Netflix next year


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Netflix acquired rights to the film Concrete Cowboy about the Philadelphia Black Cowboy subculture Idrisas Elba and the Star of Strange Things Caleb McLaughlin, PSO play father and son.

The film was inspired by the city’s historic blacks riding community, city riding club Fletcher Streetand Grego Neri’s novel The Ghetto Cowboy.

Concrete Cowboy, directed by Ricky Staubo, is set to appear on Netflix next year. announced Monday, though, did not reveal the exact 2021. Also among the actors are actors Jharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaints and Clifford Smith, also known as rapper Method Man. Staubas wrote the screenplay with Dan Walser.

The Concrete Cowboy tells the story of 15-year-old Cole (McLaughlin), who is sent to live with his foreign father (Elbe) in North Philadelphia.

Elba told me Diversity Last month, there was a “misrepresentation of history around black people, horses and cowboys.”

McLaughlin told the publication that it was a “dream come true” to play the actor “Turn Up Charlie’s son.”

“Concrete Cowboy” premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September following news about the film and its cast announced last year. The festival suggested Drive-in previews and virtual events together with personal checks for the coronavirus pandemic. The film also landed at the Telluride Film Festival, which was eventually canceled due to the pandemic.

Speaking about how the pandemic affected efforts to create passion around the film, Staub said The New York Times Last month (before Netflix acquired the Concrete Cowboy), although he felt “tremendous gratitude” for what he was able to do with the film, he was “overwhelmed” by losing the experience of attending traditional film festivals.

Director / writer / producer Lee Daniels, who is the producer of the film Concrete Cowboy, told the Times that he is convinced that the film will be a success, despite the fact that its premiere has been postponed since the pandemic.

“The piece speaks for itself,” he said. – It’s strong.


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