concrete cowboy netflix

Idris Elba (The Wire, Beasts of No Nation) will be appearing as Bloodsport in James Gunn’s comic book movie The Suicide Squad next year, but he’ll be headlining a far more low key project in 2021 as well. Concrete Cowboy, a family drama starring Elba and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas from Stranger Things), made its debut on this year’s film festival circuit and has now been picked up by Netflix. The streamer will release the movie on its platform sometime in 2021.
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concrete cowboy review

Outside of overpriced carriage rides through historic areas, you might not expect to see horses galloping through the streets of Philadelphia. But there’s a century-long tradition of Black horsemanship in the City of Brotherly Love, primarily in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood located east of Fairmount Park in North Philadelphia that persists to this day. This relatively unknown, but very real scenario is the backdrop for Concrete CowboyRicky Staub‘s somewhat by-the-numbers, but still sharp drama about an estranged father and son bonding over one summer in the city.

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