‘White Boy Rick’ trailer: Matthew McConaughey plays dad to America's youngest hustler in the true story
Critically-acclaimed actor Matthew McConaughey is all set to return with yet another real-life-inspired story filled with wild crime, drugs, and 1980's Detroit in the upcoming film 'White Boy Rick'.
Set at the height of the crack epidemic in America, the first trailer put McConaughey in the spotlight as a blue-collar father (Richard Wershe Sr) trying to provide for his family but failing miserably. As it is, raising a family is no easy task and, coupled with some bad choices and perpetual impoverishment, McConaughey's failing father is faced with a tricky choice.
On being approached by his son Ricky, a white boy with a flawed plan to give in to the world of drug kingpins and crime, Wershe Sr unfortunately fails to stop the tragic course of events. What follows, as a result, is a spiral of bad decisions, one that leads Ricky (played by Richie Merritt) to become America's youngest hustler.
"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," read the official synopsis of the drama that arrives in theaters this fall.
The McConaughey-starrer is set to be directed by Yann Demange with Darren Aronofsky serving as the producer. Besides the leading duo, the Columbia Pictures movie will be scripted by Andy Weiss and Logan & Noah Miller. The film also boasts a host of star power including Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors and Piper Laurie.
While the first look trailer is intense and attention-grabbing, this is definitely not the first time that fans would be seeing McConaughey putting some hustle on. Speaking about playing Wershe Sr and seeking some real-life inspiration for the role, the actor said, "I’m a dad, I have three kids. Wanting to be best friends with your kids is not the best recipe for being a father in the years that they need our direction."
'White Boy Rick' arrives in September 2018.