Matthew McConaughey in Talks to Be part of ‘White Boy Rick’

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey

Yann Demange is directing the indie drug commerce drama.

Matthew McConaughey is in talks to affix White Boy Rick.

Yann Demange is directing the indie drug commerce drama from a script by Logan Miller and Noah Miller. It’s based mostly on the true story of Richard Wershe Jr., the white teenager who grew to become a drug kingpin of the African American-dominated Detroit within the 1980s. At age 17, he acquired a compulsory life sentence upon being caught with 17 kilos. Studio eight purchased the script final 12 months.

McConaughey would play Werhse’s father, a salesman. Producers are planning to start manufacturing in March in Michigan and Ohio.

John Lesher is producing by way of his LBI Entertainment, which has a first-look cope with Studio eight. Darren Aronofsky and Scott Franklin will even produce by way of their Protozoa Pictures firm. Jon Silk from Studio eight introduced the undertaking in and is overseeing.

The actor will subsequent be seen within the animated Sing, out Dec. 21, in addition to the journey movie Gold and The Dark Tower.

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