Friday, September 14, 2018 (Nationwide)
language throughout, drug content, violence, some sexual references, and brief nudity RESTRICTED
Plot: What's the story about?
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.
official plot version from sonypictures.com
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Who stars in White Boy Rick: Cast List
Matthew McConaughey ... Richard Wershe Sr
"Mud" , "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Bruce Dern ... Ray Wershe
"Last Call" , "Nebraska"
"Amityville: The Awakening" , "Hateship, Loveship"
"Antlers" , "Oculus"
Richie Merritt ... Richard 'White Boy Rick' Wershe Jr
"Eulogy" , "Hesher"
"Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" , "Devotion"
"Boogie" , "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom "
Brian Tyree Henry ... Officer Jackson
"Godzilla vs. Kong" , "The Eternals"
"Mary Shelley" , "Detour"
"Sierra Burgess Is A Loser" , "Power Rangers"
"Wrath of Man" , "Concussion"
Who's making White Boy Rick: Crew List
Watch: White Boy Rick Trailers & Videos
Production: What we know about White Boy Rick?
- 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).
- 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.
- April 2018: The film was in Completed status.
- March 2017: The film was in Production status.
- November 2016: The film was in Pre-Production status.
The film will shoot only a few scenes in Detroit; starts production March 21st in Cleveland.
Readying to go before cameras in March 2017. Planning to shoot in Michigan and Ohio.
White Boy Rick Release Date: When was the film released?
White Boy Rick was released in 2018 on Friday, September 14, 2018 (Nationwide release). There were 22 other movies released on the same date, including The Predator, A Simple Favor and Unbroken: Path to Redemption.
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