Matthew McConaughey in Talks to Star in Yann Demange's 'White Boy Rick'
Yann Demange has reportedly settled on his follow-up project to his breakout '77, and it has Matthew McConaughey attached to star. The award-winner would lead the cast in White Boy Rick, which Deadline describes as follows:
White Boy Rick is about Richard Wershe Jr., who in the mid-1980s at the age of only 14 became an undercover informant for local and federal law enforcement agencies, and then established himself as a major drug dealer. The dual life he led eventually put him into the cross-hairs of the feds when he was found with 17 pounds of cocaine (at only 17 years of age). He was put in jail for life, but ethical questions remain as how much the feds were involved in putting him deeper into his life of drugs.
McConaughey would play Wershe's father, who faces an uphill battle when the automobile job market starts to tank. The script was written by Noah and Logan Miller and polished by Steve Kloves (Harry potter).