Starring Richie Merritt in the eponymous role and Matthew McConaughey as his father, White Boy Rick tells the story of Ricky Wershe, Jr., and his role in the drug trade of 1980s Detroit. There’s way too much to cover for a trailer write-up, but Ricky Wershe, Jr. was recruited at the age of 14 as a FBI informant, which is definitely a fucked up thing to do. But we shouldn’t be surprised. Historically, the FBI isn’t exactly known for its “ethics”, and I’m hoping the film at least touches on this enough to get across the idea that no one that age should be forced into a criminal justice investigation that was bound to fail. That being said, this looks like a movie that may be an awards contender, because you can never go wrong with Matthew McConaughey. Except with the Dark Tower. We don’t speak of that movie here…

White Boy Rick hits theaters on September 21st, 2018.