According to phillychitchat.com, actor Idris Elba was in Philadelphia this week preparing for his role in an upcoming film called Concrete Cowboys.

Elba was photographed getting horseback riding lessons at Fletcher Street Stables.


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I took this photo: it’s the First photo of @idriselba riding a horse on the newly renamed #concretecowboys movie this morning . Formerly known as Ghetto Cowboys. The film is based on a book by Gregory Nero, about the relationship between a boy and his dad and how world of urban horseback riding brought them together. Director and production by local company @neighborhoodfilm PS What an honor it was to get this shot at the Fletcher Stables in North Philly. I can’t wait for the movie. What a week shooting @sallyfield #dispatchesfromelsewhere , then @ Bruce Springsteen last night in Asbury Park, and then this beautiful movie. #filminginphilly #phillygossip #celebsinphilly #phillychitchat Thanks @gpfophillyfilm for your hard work . More pics from all the film shoots on blog. Link in Profile. #VisitPhilly #PhillyWood still to film this year @katewinsslet in October #concretecowboysmovie

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Deadline.com says the Concrete Cowboys is "inspired by the real-life Fletcher Street Stables, a black urban horsemanship community which has existed in Philadelphia for more than 100 years providing a safe haven for the neighborhood."

Elba is currently costarring in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and according to IMDB.com, Concrete Cowboys is one of 5 upcoming films completed or in production that Elba is working on.  They include Cats and The Suicide Squad.

In 2018, Elba was named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.  

 

Stranger Things‘ Caleb McLaughlin is also part of the Concrete Cowboys cast.

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