White Boy Rick tells the story of Richard Wershe Jr., a Detroit teenager who lived a secret life as an FBI informant. Eventually, he crossed the line and became a drug kingpin, earning him a lifetime prison sentence at the age of 18. Matthew McConaughey stars as the boy’s father, and he explains that he was intensely attracted to the powerful story — and shocked to learn it was absolutely true. (Click on media bar below to hear Matthew McConaughey)
White Boy Rick opens in theaters on September 14.