Production Has Begun on CONCRETE COWBOYS Starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin
The wheels have started turning on production for the upcoming film Concrete Cowboys. The film will star Idris Elba (Thor: Ragnarok, Hobbs and Shaw) and Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) as father and son in the film that is being directed by Ricky Staub from a screenplay he wrote with Dan Walser. Here is the synopsis for the story, courtesy of Deadline:
The film is inspired by the real-life Fletcher Street Stables, a black urban horsemanship community which has existed in Philadelphia for more than 100 years providing a safe haven for the neighborhood. Pic is also inspired by the novel Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri. Concrete Cowboysfollows 15-year-old Cole (McLaughlin) who is taken to live with his estranged father Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia, where he discovers the city’s vibrant urban cowboy subculture, which flourishes despite the surrounding poverty, violence, and encroachment of gentrification.
Elba and McLaughlin are joined in the cast by Jharrel Jerome, who was recently nominated for an Emmy for his role in the Netflix limited series, When They See Us, Lorraine Toussaint (Selma, Orange is the New Black), and comedian Byron Bowers, who you will see in the upcoming film Honey Boy.
This sounds like a solid story and cast, and I’m excited for this film. Are you interested?