White Boy Rick Trailer: Matthew McConaughey's A Daddy With Issues

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Sony Pictures released the first footage of the upcoming film starring Matthew Matthew McConaughey on Monday, June 4.

"White Boy Rick" stars newcomer Richie Merritt as Richard Wershe Jr., who in the 1980s became the youngest Federal Bureau of Investigation informant in history at the age of 14 years old.

Check out the White Boy Rick trailer below. Although the trailer here seems to be playing by the standard beats of the rags-to-riches gangster drama, hopefully Demange's direction paired with the father-son story will give White Boy Rick a unique spin on the genre.

And Rick, aka "White Boy Rick", is played by newcomer Richie Merritt, who was described last year by "White Boy Rick" director Yann Demange as "a 15-year old kid from inner city Baltimore", according to Variety. White Boy Rick opens in theaters in limited release on September 14th before expanding wide on September 21st. The film follows Wershe Jr.'s years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the events that led to his life sentence in prison after being arrested for drug-trafficking. McConaughey spent hours at the Oaks Correctional Facility in Manistee visiting Wershe Jr.in March of 2017 to prepare for the role.

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