Concrete Cowboys (2020 film)

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Concrete Cowboys
Directed byRicky Staub
Produced byIdris Elba
Tucker Tooley
Jeff Waxman
Jen Madeloff
Sam Mercer
Tegan Jones
Dan Walser
Screenplay byRicky Staub
Dan Walser
Based onGhetto Cowboys
by Greg Neri
Tucker Tooley Entertainment
Green Door Pictures
CountryUnited States

Concrete Cowboys is an upcoming film directed by Ricky Staub based on the 2011 novel Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri which was inspired by the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club.[1] The film stars Idris Elba, who is also producing the film, and is directed by Staub in his directorial feature debut.[2] Other cast members include Caleb McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaint, Byron Bowers, and Method Man.[3][4] The film is about a 15-year-old boy from Detroit who is sent to live with his estranged father in Philadelphia and learns about the local urban cowboys.[3]

Filming began in North Philadelphia in August 2019.[5] Staub originally got the idea for the film when seeing a man riding a horse down a Philadelphia street, which led him to researching the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club and discovering Neri's book.[1]


  1. ^ a b Fiorillo, Victor (2019-08-09). "Check Out These Photos of Idris Elba Riding a Horse in Philly". Philadelphia Magazine. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin (2018-08-09). "Idris Elba Sets 'Ghetto Cowboy' as Next Film". Variety. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  3. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (2019-08-08). "Idris Elba, Stranger Things' 'Caleb McLaughlin To Star In 'Concrete Cowboys'". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  4. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (2019-08-23). "Method Man Joins 'Waldo' and Action-Thriller 'Concrete Cowboys'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  5. ^ Vadala, Nick (2019-08-09). "Idris Elba spotted training for new movie, 'Concrete Cowboys,' in Strawberry Mansion". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2019-08-13.