Idris Elba and Stranger Things‘ Caleb McLaughlin star in the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming drama, Concrete Cowboy, which streams globally on April 2nd.
McLaughlin plays the role of troubled teen Cole, who, as he’s expelled from his school in Detroit gets sent to North Philly to live with his estranged father Harp, played by Elba.
The trailer shows how 15-year-old Cole is introduced to the Fletcher Street Stables, a real-life Black inner-city horsemanship organization. There, he discovers the city’s vibrant urban cowboy subculture, which has existed for more than 100 years providing a safe haven for the neighborhood despite the surrounding poverty, violence, and encroachment of gentrification.
Elba and McLaughlin are joined by Jharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaint, Byron Bowers, and Method Man. First-time director Ricky Staub co-wrote Concrete Cowboy alongside Dan Walser.
Elba is also producing the father-son drama with Precious’ Lee Daniels. The film is based on Gregory Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy novel.