First trailer for Idris Elba's Netflix movie with Stranger Things star

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Photo credit: TIFF

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Idris Elba and Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin star in the first trailer for new Netflix film Concrete Cowboy.

Based on the novel Ghetto Cowboy by G Neri, as well as a real-life club, the film follows Cole (McLaughlin), a troubled teenager who learns all about the subculture of urban horse riding when he moves in with his estranged father Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia.

Creed II's Dominic Jackson, Method Man, Orange is the New Black's Lorraine Toussaint and Moonlight's Jharrel Jerome also star.

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Photo credit: Netflix

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Directed by Ricky Staub, the movie has been garnering acclaim from critics since premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September last year.

"Concrete Cowboy breathes new life into the western genre and sheds a brighter light on a faction of Black culture that was largely unknown by white audiences until today," gushed The Playlist's Robert Daniels, albeit while giving the outing a C+ rating.

"It manages to capture the magic of the Fleet Street Stables while announcing to the world that McLaughlin is ready to stride out of an ensemble and into the spotlight," said Pajiba's Kristy Puchko.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

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"Concrete Cowboy is an urban drama, but it's also a glimpse of a world most of us never knew, and a richly evocative introduction to a strange new world that has been right under our noses all along," wrote The Wrap's Steve Pond.

Concrete Cowboy is set to land on Netflix on Friday, April 2.

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