Here is an exclusive behind the scenes clip for White Boy Rick (2018), available on Digital now and coming to Blu-ray and DVD December 25th.
The video is about how and why the filmmakers cast newcomer Richie Merritt to act as Rick Wershe Jr., in the film, which is about a 15-year-old who becomes the youngest FBI informant in history, and later a drug dealer, manipulated by the very system meant to protect him, abandoned by his FBI handlers, and sentenced to life in prison.
Synopsis: Rick Wershe is a single father who’s struggling to raise two teenagers during the height of the crack epidemic in 1980s Detroit. Wershe sells guns illegally to make ends meet but soon attracts attention from the FBI. Federal agents convince his son, Rick Jr., to become an undercover drug informant in exchange for keeping his father out of prison. When young Rick gets in too deep, he finds himself seduced by the lure of easy money and becomes a drug dealer himself.
The film stars Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Jason Leigh.