Concrete Cowboy has earned a release date at Netflix. Set to arrive this spring, the film will highlight the story of a young, Black teenager seeking refuge through horseback riding in Philadelphia.
“When fifteen-year-old Cole is expelled from school in Detroit, he is sent to North Philadelphia to live with Harp, 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,” the official description reads.
“Torn between his growing respect for his father’s community and his reemerging friendship with troubled cousin Smush, Cole begins to reprioritize his life as the stables themselves are threatened by encroaching gentrification.”
The film is headlined by an all-star cast that includes Idris Elba, Jharrel Jerome, Clifford “Method Man” Smith And Caleb McLaughlin. Behind the scenes, Elba will co-produce the film with Lee Daniels, Tucker Tooley, Jade Madeloff, Dan Walse and Jeff Waxman. Ricky Staub is slated to direct the film.
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) March 8, 2021