Elba is set to star in and produce an adaptation of the novel “Ghetto Cowboy” through his own company. Audiences aren’t unfamiliar to Idris Elba playing the father figure — Daddy’s Little Girls isn’t exactly one of his standout performances, but the next project he has lined up may be just that. Variety reports that Elba has joined the cast of Ghetto Cowboy, a film adapted from the 2011 novel written by Gregory Neri. The script has been penned by Dan Walser alongside Ricky Staub, who is also set to direct the project as his debut feature. …

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Idris Elba’s Next Role Adds To His Ever-Expanding Range