White Boy Rick Movie

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Who's Involved:

Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Logan Miller, Rory Cochrane, John Lesher, Brian Tyree Henry, Darren Aronofsky, Bruce Dern, Eddie Marsan, Bel Powley, Jonathan Majors, Steve Kloves, Julie Yorn, RJ Cyler, Yann Demange, Scott Franklin, Georgia Kacandes, Ari Handel, Piper Laurie, Richie Merritt, Noah Miller, Christopher Mallick, Taylour Paige, Michael J. Weiss, Matthew Krul

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

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White Boy Rick Plot: What's the story?

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.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about White Boy Rick?

  1. 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).
  2. 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.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making White Boy Rick?

A look at the White Boy Rick behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Yann Demange last directed '71 and Anubis. The film's writer Logan Miller last wrote Touching Home.


Darren Aronofsky
Scott Franklin
John Lesher
Julie Yorn



Sony Pictures

Production Companies

LBI Entertainment

Studio 8

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Production Timeline: When did the White Boy Rick come together?

On or about April 14, 2018 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about March 4, 2017 • The film was in Production status.

The film will shoot only a few scenes in Detroit; starts production March 21st in Cleveland.

On or about November 25, 2016 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Readying to go before cameras in March 2017. Planning to shoot in Michigan and Ohio.

White Boy Rick Release Date: When was it released?

White Boy Rick was released in 2018 on Friday, September 14, 2018 in nationwide movie theaters. 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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