White Boy RickHustler. Informant. Kingpin. Legend.
If you miss seeing Matthew McConaughey in an intense role after his brilliant performance in True Detective, Eighth Grade then we have good news: the actor’s next project is White Boy Rick, a criminal thriller by French director Yann Demange, which adapts the wild real story of a teenager from Chicago who would become not only the youngest FBI informant, but also the youngest drug lord in history.
Although we remember, Demange was announced with the historical thriller ’71 of 2014, a tense movie Deadpool 2 that boosted his name to the short list of possible directors for the next installment of James Bond. Demange finally failed to be selected (the honor went to Danny Boyle), but he still has a lot to offer after watching the trailer for his new production.
White Boy Rick is inspired by a true story that happens in the midst of the war on drugs in Chicago in the mid-80s and follows Ricky Wershe Jr. (played by the newcomer Richie Merritt), who at age 14 becomes the youngest informant in the history of the FBI. His father Wershe Sr. (Matthew McConaughey) allows his son to enter the dangerous (and glamorous) world of drug trafficking as an FBI informant, but his brief contact with How to Talk to Girls at Parties opulence ends when the FBI leaves the teenager, and condemns him to life in prison after being arrested for drug trafficking.
The scriptwriters were Steve Kloves, Logan Miller, China Salesman Noah Miller and Andy Weiss, while the cast is completed with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Bel Powley and Piper Laurie. White Boy Rick will officially be released in theaters on September 14. Let’s have a look at the trailer below.