Idris Elba Connects 'Concrete Cowboy' To Black Hollywood

Written by on April 2, 2021

Within the newest Netflix movie starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin, Concrete Cowboy, the on-screen father and son work to rebuild their estranged relationship. 

After being suspended from faculty, 15-year-old Cole (McLaughlin) is shipped to stay along with his dad, Harp (Elba), in Philadelphia. Harp is now round city for his rehabilitation of horses for inner-city cowboys on the Fletcher Avenue Stables. Impressed by the real-life Fletcher Avenue Stables, a Black city horsemanship neighborhood that dates again greater than 100 years.

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Along with Elba and McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us), Cliff “Methodology Man” Smith (Energy Ebook II: Ghost) and Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is the New Black) all make their approach to the stables as co-stars within the movie.

BET.com sat down with Elba to dissect one standout line within the movie and shuffle by way of McLaughlin’s music playlist that helped to convey his character to life.

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