White Boy Rick trailer starring Matthew McConaughey
In 1980’s Detroit, Ricky Wershe Jr. was a street hustler, FBI informant, and drug kingpin — all before he turned 16. In the official trailer for Studio 8’s crime drama based on true events, Matthew McConaughey and Richie Merritt play father and son in White Boy Rick, telling the story one of Detroit’s most infamous criminals. Check out the White Boy Rick trailer in the player below!
Based on true events, White Boy Rick is set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, and tells the moving story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, who became an undercover informant and later a drug dealer, before he was dropped by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.
White Boy Rick stars newcomer Richie Merritt as Ricky Wershe Jr., and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, The Dark Tower) as Ricky’s father, Richard Wershe Sr.
White Boy Rick is directed by Yann Demange (’71), from a script by Andy Weiss and Logan & Noah Miller. The film is being produced by John Lesher (Birdman, Black Mass), Julie Yorn (Hell or High Water, The Other Woman), Darren Aronofsky (Jackie, Noah) and Scott Franklin (Jackie, Black Swan). Executive producers are Georgia Kacandes, Ari Handel, Matthew Krul, Christopher Mallick, Michael J. Weiss, Logan Miller and Noah Miller.
White Boy Rick will release in theaters from Sony on September 21.