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WHITE BOY RICK – Official Trailer

WHITE BOY RICK – Official Trailer
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White Boy Rick

…………………………………….is a 2018 American crime comedy-drama film directed by Yann Demange and written by Andy Weiss, and Logan and Noah Miller. Based on a true story, the film stars Richie Merritt as Richard Wershe Jr., who in the 1980s became the youngest FBI informant ever at the age of 14. Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern, and Piper Laurie also star.

The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2018 and was released in the United States on September 14, 2018, by Sony Pictures Releasing. It received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised McConaughey’s “scene-stealing” performance.

Plot

Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, WHITE BOY RICK is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.

Cast

  • Matthew McConaughey as Richard Wershe Sr.
  • Richie Merritt as Richard Wershe Jr.
  • Bel Powley as Dawn Wershe
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh as FBI Agent Alex Snyder
  • Brian Tyree Henry as Officer Mel “Roach” Jackson
  • Rory Cochrane as FBI Agent Frank Byrd
  • RJ Cyler as Rudell “Boo” Curry
  • Jonathan Majors as Johnny “Lil Man” Curry
  • Eddie Marsan as Art Derrick

Directed by                 Yann Demange

 

Produced by
John Lesher
Julie Yorn
Darren Aronofsky
Scott Franklin

Release date               September 14, 2018 (United States)

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White Boy Rick

…………………………………….is a 2018 American crime comedy-drama film directed by Yann Demange and written by Andy Weiss, and Logan and Noah Miller. Based on a true story, the film stars Richie Merritt as Richard Wershe Jr., who in the 1980s became the youngest FBI informant ever at the age of 14. Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern, and Piper Laurie also star.

The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2018 and was released in the United States on September 14, 2018, by Sony Pictures Releasing. It received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised McConaughey’s “scene-stealing” performance.

Plot

Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, WHITE BOY RICK is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.

Cast

  • Matthew McConaughey as Richard Wershe Sr.
  • Richie Merritt as Richard Wershe Jr.
  • Bel Powley as Dawn Wershe
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh as FBI Agent Alex Snyder
  • Brian Tyree Henry as Officer Mel “Roach” Jackson
  • Rory Cochrane as FBI Agent Frank Byrd
  • RJ Cyler as Rudell “Boo” Curry
  • Jonathan Majors as Johnny “Lil Man” Curry
  • Eddie Marsan as Art Derrick

Directed by                 Yann Demange

 

Produced by
John Lesher
Julie Yorn
Darren Aronofsky
Scott Franklin

Release date               September 14, 2018 (United States)