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.READ MORE: Nearly Half Of Nursing Home Workers In Pennsylvania Have Declined COVID-19 Vaccine, State Data Shows
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.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: Tips For Getting Your Dog To Walk On A Leash
“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.MORE NEWS: Seven People Hospitalized After Crash In North Philadelphia: Police
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