White Boy Rick is a 2018 American biographical crime drama film directed by Yann Demange.
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Taylour Paige and others.

Watch the official trailer for White Boy Rick

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday, June 04, 2018 released the trailer:
WHITE BOY RICK - Official Trailer (HD).

What is White Boy Rick about?

Rick (Richie Merritt) Wershe is a struggling single father living in 1980s Detroit (Brian Tyree Henry) during the height of the crack epidemic and war on drugs. His dissatisfied daughter, Dawn (Bel Powley), leaves their home, leaving Rick alone with his son, Ricky. Rick manufactures gun parts and sells guns illegally to make ends meet. He involves his son in a sale of silenced AK-47s with local gangster, Johnny Curry. Ricky forms a bond with Johnny's brother, Boo (RJ Cyler). The two become good friends which earns the favor of Johnny and his crew.
News of Rick's activity attracts attention from the FBI and soon, two agents, Alex Snyder and Frank Byrd, come to his home to question him. They see his son as a potential asset due to his connections with the criminal underworld. They convince Ricky to become an undercover drug informant behind his father's back in exchange for money and immunity for his father. His involvement goes deeper as they ask him to sell drugs to keep up appearances. Ricky is captivated by his extravagant new lifestyle. He eventually gains enough credibility to be considered a "legitimate" drug supplier.
Rick becomes suspicious of his son, and finds thousands of dollars in illicit cash underneath his bed. He confronts Ricky which causes a rift between them. While Ricky is meeting with Dawn at a diner one evening, his grandfather's car is stolen. The two go outside and open fire on the fleeing car, but are arrested. They are bailed out by Ricky's handlers. This arouses suspicion from Johnny.
At a party following a boxing match in Las Vegas, Johnny beats his rival's friend, Black Ed, within an inch of his life with a bottle of champagne. Afterwards, he orders a drive-by at his rival, Leon Lucas' home, killing one of his young nephews. Ricky learns that the weapons used were the same AK-47s he sold to Johnny at the start of the film. Devastated by his involvement in the murder of a child, he keeps a low profile and mends his relationship with his father. Suspecting Ricky to be an informant, Johnny sends Nugg (RaeKwon Haynes) to his house, who shoots him in the stomach. While at the hospital, Snyder informs Ricky that they have enough to raid all of Johnny's safe houses. She asks Ricky to forget about the shooting in exchange for dropping all charges on his father.

Who's in the White Boy Rick cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of White Boy Rick.

Matthew McConaughey Richard Wershe Sr.
Richie Merritt Rick Wershe Jr.
Bel Powley Dawn Wershe
Jennifer Jason Leigh FBI Agent Alex Snyder
Brian Tyree Henry Detroit PD Vice Detective Mel "Roach" Jackson
Rory Cochrane FBI Agent Frank Byrd
RJ Cyler Rudell 'Boo' Curry
Jonathan Majors Johnny 'Lil Man' Curry
Eddie Marsan Art Derrick
Taylour Paige Cathy Volsan-Curry
Bruce Dern Grandpa Roman 'Ray' Wershe
Piper Laurie Grandma Verna Wershe
YG Leo 'Big Man' Curry
Danny Brown Edward "Black Ed" Hanserd
Kyanna Simone Simpson Brenda Moore
Raekwon Haynes Edwin 'Nugg' Crutcher
Ishmael Ali 'Freaky Steve' Roussell (as Ishmael 'Ishdarr' Ali)
James Howard Chief Homicide Inspector Hill
Morerice Thornton Jamil Cannon
Isaiah Ali Demetrius Johnson
E'Xavion Walker Clarence Bishop
Lawrence Adimora Tyler Finney
Alan B. Jones Willie Volsan (as Alan Bomar Jones)
Art Terry Mayor Coleman Young
Santos Velasquez FBI Agent Crespo
Heidi Sulzman Blonde Gun Buyer
LaShawn Little Leon Lucas
Ronald Williams Jr. Frankie Lucas
Anthony Woods Damian Lucas
James Shinkle William Bufalino Jr.
Lauren Ashley Berry Caesar's Ticket Lady
Peter Lawson Jones Judge Thomas Jackson
Jim Yost Policeman
Brad Carter Gun Show Dealer Bob
Meg Rasmussen Gun Show Annie
Carmen Gangale Juror Foreman
Pamela Morton Juror #1
Cassandra Collier-Williams Juror #2
Michael Alexander Cross Juror #3 (as Michael Smith)
Bill Bower Juror #4 (as William Bower)
Jerrod Primm Crack House Doorman
David Lozada Corrections Officer
Jerry Slomka Guard
Devito Parker Jr. Marcus (as DeVito Parker Jr.)
Velma Booker Mrs. Angela
Donald Scruggs III TJ
Joe Gallipoli Sheriff
Ahmed Thomas Isaac 'Doc' Mueller
Leigh Kilton Ginger (as Leigh Kilton Smith)
Donald White Jimmy Harris
Dominique Henderson Curry Crew victim

When is White Boy Rick released in cinemas?

The film White Boy Rick was scheduled to be released on August 31, 2018 (Telluride), on September 14, 2018 (United States), on December 7, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on March 7, 2019 (Germany) by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Columbia Pictures, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

What are White Boy Rick film specifications?

The duration of the film is 111 minutes. With a budget of $29 million, the film grossed over $26 million.

The film White Boy Rick is rated with "R" rating.

White Boy Rick filming. Principal photography began on March 14, 2017.

What are critics and audiences saying about White Boy Rick?

White Boy Rick got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 59. The audience also kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

More information about White Boy Rick you can get at:

IMDB: White Boy Rick

Wikipedia: White Boy Rick

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