White Boy Rick

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Status: Production As of March 4, 2017

Production: Finalizing production budget, filming the movie begins. The film will shoot only a few scenes in Detroit; starts production March 21st in Cleveland.

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2018 | Action Crime

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 inform... more

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Friday, January 26, 2018

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Matthew McConaughey
Richard Wershe Sr
Bruce Dern
Ray Wershe
Richie Merritt
Richard 'White Boy Rick' Wershe Jr
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DIRECTOR

Yann Demange

Screenwriter

Logan Miller
Noah Miller
Steve Kloves

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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.
official plot version from sonypictures.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the true story of Richard Wershe Jr., the only successful white boy gangster/drug kingpin in an African American dominated 1980’s Detroit.
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rory Cochrane will portray FBI agents who began working with Wershe as a confidential informant from the beginning (Deadline.com, 1/31/17).

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