Idris Elba Rides Through The Streets Of Philadelphia In New Film 'Concrete Cowboys'

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From Esquire

Idris Elba's latest movie Concrete Cowboys is on the way and we now have a brand new photo of him in action on set.

Elba and his co-star, Stranger Things' Caleb McLaughlin, both feature in the image, which shows them donning cowboy hats and riding horses through the streets of Philadelphia.

The film, which is based on the novel Ghetto Cowboy by G Neri, follows teenager Cole (McLaughlin) as he is introduced to the world of urban horse riding when he moves in with his estranged father Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia.

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Although the story is fictional, the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club is real and is part of a long tradition of urban horse riding in the African-American community in Philadelphia.

Unemployment, drugs and encroaching gentrification have all caused problems for the real-life club and these issues are likely to be explored in Concrete Cowboys.

The Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club has an important mission "to save and restore this historic, important facet of Philadelphia's community, and most importantly, its children".

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"Many of the boys that frequent Fletcher Street have little to no support in life and the men on Fletcher Street have consistently taken it upon themselves to provide a positive environment and some facet of stability for those kids that have none," its website reads. "Fletcher Street is determined to preserve its legacy, children and horses."

The club has already featured in adverts for Nike and Google and also starred in the Rudimental music video for 'Feel the Love'.

Concrete Cowboys also stars When They See Us actor Jharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaint, Byron Bowers and Method Man, and is set to make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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