By Ukee Washington

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “Concrete Cowboy,” filmed in North Philadelphia, is out today and now streaming. It stars veteran actor Idris Elba.

Eyewitness News found him in August 2019 while filming the project on location.

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Many probably never realized it, but there’s a cowboy history in North Philly involving horses.

Local moviemaker Ricky Staub has a film company based there. He researched the story and was thrilled Elba wanted to be in the movie.

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“It ended up being a really beautiful conversation where I got to express the way I wanted to make the film, involving the community, him learning about my company and history in the city there,” Staub said.

You can see “Concrete Cowboy” on Netflix right now.

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