It's time for a trip to 1980s Detroit.
Sony Pictures Entertainment dropped a trailer Monday for "White Boy Rick," a crime drama starring Matthew McConaughey. Based on a true story, the film follows a father (McConaughey) and his son, Rick Wershe Jr. (Richie Merritt) as the teen makes a name for himself as a big-time drug dealer during the War on Drugs. The trailer highlights an even stranger part of the story: Rick served as a undercover police informant while still in his early teenage years. Of course, the preview only shows portions of the story, but what it shows includes highs and lows, moving family dynamics, and plenty of illegal activity.
The cast also includes Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern, and Piper Laurie. The film is directed by Yann Demange and was written by Andy Weiss, Logan Miller, and Noah Miller.
"White Boy Rick" is slated to hit theaters Sept. 14.
Rick Wershe is a single father who's struggling to raise two teenagers during the height of the crack epidemic in 1980s Detroit. Wershe sells guns illegally to make ends meet but soon attracts attention from the FBI. Federal agents convince his son, Rick Jr., to become an undercover drug informant in exchange for keeping his father out of prison. When young Rick gets in too deep, he finds himself seduced by the lure of easy money and becomes a drug dealer himself. Read More