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Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin filming for 'Concrete Cowboys'

File image of Idris Elba. Photograph:( Reuters )

ANI Washington Aug 09, 2019, 07.37 PM (IST)

Glorying in the success of his latest release `Hobbs and Shaw`, Idris Elba is already working on his next feature `Concrete Cowboys` which also stars `Stranger Things` actor Caleb McLaughlin.

The shooting for the film is underway, reported Deadline.

Other actors who are also a part of the feature are Jharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaint, and Byron Bowers.

`Concrete Cowboys` is inspired by the real-life Fletcher Street Stables, a black urban horsemanship community which has remained in Philadelphia for more than 100 years. It is known for providing a safe haven for the neighbourhood.

It follows a 15-year-old Cole (McLaughlin) who is living with his estranged father Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia and gets acquainted with the city`s vibrant urban cowboy subculture, which is thriving even with all the poverty, violence, and encroachment of gentrification around.

And to some extent, the film is also inspired by the novel `Ghetto Cowboy` written by Greg Neri. Ricky Staub is directing a screenplay written by him along with Dan Walser.

The film is being bankrolled by Lee Daniels Entertainment with Tucker Tooley Entertainment and Elba`s Green Door Pictures.