Some stories are just two crazy to be fictional and in the case of Richard Wershe Jr., the truth was far stranger than fiction. Now the story of this infamous 1980s drug dealer is being told for the big screen in White Boy Rick.
Check out the brand new trailer below:
Here’s the synopsis:
The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr. ( Richie Merritt), who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
This thoroughly bizarre and crazy story shows up the grimy 80s bling era and features a completely over-the-top performance from Matthew McConaughey as Rick’s father Richard Wershe Sr. Ritchie Sr. is a down on his luck auto-worker who has a particularly lucrative side-hustle as a weapons dealer and his criminal leanings inspire his son to take on the same road. But for all his wrong choices McConaughey’s Ritchie Sr. appears to want nothing but the best for his children and strives to be a somewhat ‘All-American Dad’.
McConaughey has gone full white trash for this role, and his 80s inspired mullet is a particularly epic undertaking. He’s also paired with a wonderful new talent in the form of Richie Merritt who portrays his son Ritchie Jr. before assuming the underground hustler name of ‘White Boy Rick’. From there things only got crazier for Ricky and along with being the youngest ever FBI informant he ended up serving 30 years in prison for drug dealing.
Director Yann Demange appears to have something special on his hands with this one and the filmmaker embraces the sync-music, big hair, and gold plated bling of the early 1980s with the crazed story.
If you’re looking for something crazy then you’ll find it with White Boy Rick in what is a seriously twisted version of the American Dream which is all completely true and which will arrive in cinemas on January 24, 2019.