Netflix’s Concrete Cowboy Release Date & Key Art Revealed for Idris Elba Drama

Netflix’s Concrete Cowboy Release Date & Key Art Revealed for Idris Elba Drama

You are who you ride with. Netflix has released the official key art for the upcoming drama Concrete Cowboy, featuring stars Idris Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation) and Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things, High Flying Bird). The streamer has also revealed that the movie will be released on April 2, 2021. Inspired by the novel Ghetto Cowboy written by G. Neri, Concrete Cowboy is a moving father-son drama about a teen caught between a life of crime and his estranged father’s vibrant urban-cowboy subculture.

You can check out the key art now, along with photos from the movie, in the gallery below!

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When fifteen-year-old Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) is expelled from 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 themselves are threatened by encroaching gentrification.

Pick up your copy of the novel here!

Byron Bowers, Lorraine Toussaint, Clifford “Method Man” Smith, and members of the Fletcher Street Stables also co-star.

Concrete Cowboy is directed by first-time feature filmmaker Ricky Staub, written by Staub and Dan Walser, and produced by Tucker Tooley, Lee Daniels, Idris Elba, Dan Walser, Jeff Waxman, and Jennifer Madeloff.

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Concrete Cowboy was an Official Selection at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival.