Netflix has released the trailer for Concrete cowboy. The upcoming drama starring Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, Thor) in the title role in filmmaker Ricky Staub’s feature directorial debut. The drama sees Elba getting up on horseback living the life of a cowboy as she tries to deal with her estranged and troubled teenage son, played by Caleb McLaughlin (Strange things, Dora and the lost city of gold). As we can see in the trailer, this is a father and son tale and a modern cowboy tale, which makes it a unique story.
The trailer begins with Caleb McLaughlin’s character Cole getting acquainted with his new home, living with his estranged father. His dad, played by Idris Elba, lives an unconventional lifestyle, with horses in the house and few amenities. Despite Cole’s protests about his new life, his father remains calm and collected. Their lifestyles collide and the two have a hard time finding common ground. The tensions ease and Cole comes to respect the unique way of life he is finding.
The movie is inspired by the novel. Ghetto cowboy by G. Neri. Ricky Staub, in addition to directing, wrote the script with Dan Walser. Tucker Tooley, Lee Daniels, Idris Elba, Dan Walser, Jeff Waxman and Jennifer Madeloff are the producers. Byron Bowers, Lorraine Toussaint, Clifford “Method Man” Smith and members of the Fletcher Street Stables round out the cast. Netflix seized the rights to the film after it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. Other streaming services like Apple TV + were said to be in the mix, but Netflix beat the competition.
In Concrete cowboyCole (Caleb McLaughlin), 15, is expelled from his Detroit high school and sent to North Philadelphia to live with his father, Harp (Idris Elba). His father finds solace in the horse rehab for downtown cowboys at Fletcher Street Stables, a real-life black urban riding community that has provided a safe haven for neighborhood residents for more than 100 years. Cole is at odds between his growing respect for his father’s community and his resurgent friendship with troubled cousin Smush (Jharrel Jerome). Cole begins to reevaluate the priorities in his life when the stables themselves are threatened by gentrification.
This is not the first time that Idris Elba has worked with Netflix. The actor previously produced and starred in the series. Come up charlie to the company. Meanwhile, Caleb McLaughlin is very familiar with the streaming service. Has starred Strange things since the series began its run. The sci-fi show remains one of the most popular originals Netflix has produced, with a fourth season on the way. It is expected to premiere sometime this year, although a specific release date has not been revealed.
So far, critics have responded fairly kindly to the film. It has a 77 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing. That’s based on 44 reviews. Concrete cowboy arrives April 2 on the Netflix streaming service. Make sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.
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