Idris Elba‘s upcoming film Concrete Cowboy, which brought great buzz since it premiered at Toronto’s International Film Festival, has found its home at Netflix with an April 2 release date.
Lee Daniels and Elba are set to produce the film adaptation of G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy which follows troubled 15-year-old Cole (Caleb McLaughlin, The New Edition Story) who is sent to live with his estranged father Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia after he’s expelled from school in Detroit. After Harp introduces Cole to his urban-cowboy community, he quickly finds himself torn between a life of crime with his cousin Smush (Jharrel Jeremone, When They See Us) and helping his father’s community save the stables as gentrification becomes a threat.
Clifford “Method Man” Smith also stars in the film that was inspired in part by the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club; a non-profit organization in Philadelphia that teaches the youth how to ride and care for horses.
In a recent interview with the Inquirer, The United States vs. Billie Holiday director shared that he hopes the film “draws attention to the difficulty the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club is having finding stables and facilities for its horses and riders.”
Watch a first look below and Tell Us: Will you be tuning in?