True crime stories are all the rage these days, and hoo boy, does Yann Demange's White Boy Rick have a great true crime story to tell.
Based on the wild true story of Richard Wershe Jr., White Boy Rick tells the story of a troubled teen (newcomer Richie Merritt) and his nodoodnik father (Matthew McConaughey, fully recovered from last summer's The Dark Tower) who get sucked into the drug trade - in more ways that one! - in 1980's Detroit.
Check this out:
Oh, yes. This one looks right up our alley.
And check out this cast: in addition to Merritt and McConaughey, you've got Bel Powley, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie, and the great Jennifer Jason Leigh. Combined with that stranger-than-fiction true story (note: the real White Boy Rick was working as an informant for the Feds at the age of 14), we're thinking this one's gonna make for quite a ride.
Oh, and here's the film's first poster:
What do you folks think? Feeling this trailer? Not so much? Any of you read Wershe's book? Hit the comments below and let us know, and stay tuned for more on White Boy Rick as we get closer to the film's August 17th release date.