Idris Elba has joined the cast of Ricky Staub’s feature directorial debut “Ghetto Cowboy” based on Greg Neri’s celebrated novel at Green Door Pictures.
The story follows 15-year-old Cole who is forced to live with his estranged father Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia. Despite the surrounding poverty and violence, he discovers the redemptive world of urban horseback riding.
Staub and Dan Walser have adapted the script with Elba, Waiser, Jeff Waxman, Jen Madeloff, Sam Mercer, and Tegan Jones to produce.
Elba just joined the “Fast and Furious” spinoff “Hobbs and Shaw,” is still assembling his “The Hunchback of Notre Dame remake, will soon star in the Netflix comedy TV series “Turn Up Charlie,” and recently completed a new season of “Luther” to air this Fall.