White Boy Rick is a 2018 American biographical crime drama film directed by Yann Demange.

Official trailers

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

Story intro

"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."


Matthew McConaughey
Richard Wershe Sr
Richie Merritt
Richard "Rick" Wershe Jr. / "White Boy Rick"
Bel Powley
Dawn Wershe
Jennifer Jason Leigh
FBI Agent Alex Snyder
Brian Tyree Henry
Officer Mel "Roach" Jackson
Rory Cochrane
FBI Agent Frank Byrd
RJ Cyler
Rudell "Boo" Curry
Jonathan Majors
Johnny "Lil Man" Curry
Eddie Marsan
Art Derrick
Bruce Dern
Ray "Roman" Wershe
Piper Laurie
Vera Wershe
Leo "Big Man" Curry
Taylour Paige
Cathy Volsan
Danny Brown
"Black Ed"
"Freaky Steve" Roussell
Kyanna Simone Simpson
Brenda Moore
Kwon Haynes


Principal photography began on March 14, 2017.

The film White Boy Rick was scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Releasing and Columbia Pictures on August 31, 2018 (Telluride), on September 14, 2018 (United States), on December 7, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on March 7, 2019 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 111 minutes. With a budget of $29 million, the film grossed over $25.8 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


White Boy Rick got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: whiteboyrick.movie

Google: #WhiteBoyRick

Youtube: #WhiteBoyRick

Wikipedia: White Boy Rick