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1980’s War on Drugs Tackled in ‘White Boy Rick’ Trailer

Meet America’s youngest hustler. Dealer. Kingpin. Informant. Legend. Columbia Pictures has just released the international trailer of White Boy Rick from director Yann Demange (’71), produced by Darren Aronofsky and starring Matthew McConaughey.

Check out the trailer below and watch White Boy Rick in Philippine cinemas in 2019.

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 (McConaughey) and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr. (Richie Merritt) who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.

Written by Andy Weiss and Logan & Noah Miller, the film also stars Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern, and Piper Laurie.

White Boy Rick is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

2 Comments on 1980’s War on Drugs Tackled in ‘White Boy Rick’ Trailer

  1. David majkowski // June 18, 2018 at 12:16 am //

    “Detroit media coverage of the story of Richard Wershe, Jr., better known to the public as White Boy Rick thanks to relentless media use of that nickname, has been deplorable, shoddy and often wrong for close to 30 years. The inexcusable erroneous reporting calling him a “drug lord” and “kingpin” is one of the reasons Wershe has been in prison since age 18. Detroit’s news media owes it to this man to finally tell his story correctly.” www. thedimedroppers. com/2015/09/a-media-smear-that-has-lasted-nearly-30.html

  2. David majkowski // June 18, 2018 at 12:15 am //

    Please check out (and like?) this page for accurate information on Rick Wershe and his case. Thanks! Free Rick!! : www. facebook. com/FreeRickWersheJr/

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