First Trailer for Matthew McConaughey Crime Drama ‘White Boy Rick’

Matthew McConaughey Crime Drama

Sony Pictures Entertainment has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming true crime drama White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey and newcomer Richie Merritt.

The film about the Chicago teenager who became the youngest FBI informant in history is directed by French director Yann Demange (’71), from a script by Andy Weiss and Logan & Noah Miller.

White Boy Rick also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Brian Tyree Henry, Bel Powley, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, and Piper Laurie. The movie will open in New York and Los Angeles on September 14 and around the country on September 21.

Have a look at the trailer below.

Matthew McConaughey Crime Drama

“How come we stay [here], dad?” the younger Wershe asks his father, referring to Detroit. “Son,” dad replies, “a lion don’t leave the Serengeti.”

Matthew McConaughey Crime Drama

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.