Matthew McConaughey in First Trailer for True Story 'White Boy Rick'
"You're going to get in too deep, and they're never going to let you out." Sony has debuted the first official trailer for White Boy Rick, a true story drama starring Matthew McConaughey. This is the second film directed by French filmmaker Yann Demange, who made the outstanding Irish thriller '71 previously (which is worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet). The film is about a teenager who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. The cast includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rory Cochrane, Bel Powley, Eddie Marsan, Brian Tyree Henry, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie, RJ Cyler, and Jonathan Majors. This actually looks better than expected, half because the 80's vibe, and half because Demange is a great director. Take a look.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Yann Demange's White Boy Rick, direct from YouTube:
The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. White Boy Rick is directed by up-and-coming French filmmaker Yann Demange, who directed acclaimed film '71 previously, as well as TV work. The screenplay is written by Andy Weiss & Logan Miller & Noah Miller, and Steve Kloves & Scott Silver. This has not premiered at any film festivals yet. Sony Pictures will release Demange's White Boy Rick in select theaters starting September 21st in the fall this year. First impression? Your thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
I don't know the story, but I like Matthew McConaughey here. Looks like a solid performance. And the trailer was quite ok ...
shiboleth on Jun 4, 2018
You know the players. You know the game.
DAVIDPD on Jun 4, 2018
Not a gangsta fan....unfortunately for me we have this, the McQueen and Elba joints all coming at us at once....not to mention the Sandra Bullock ocean... But...that's just me...although I love Sandra...
kitano0 on Jun 4, 2018
Ahh, yet another "I Love the 80's" film. Sure, why the hell not?
JohnDoeB on Jun 5, 2018
He was very convincing as the Koala in 'Sing'.
Alison on Sep 10, 2018
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