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Matthew McConaughey In Negotiations To Star In ‘White Boy Rick’

Source: deadline.com

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 will play Wershe’s father, a blue-collar factory worker trying to keep his family together as the automotive industry collapses around him in Detroit. The producers are currently casting the lead role of the kid now.

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Matthew McConaughey to Be Honored at the Napa Valley Film Fest

Source: variety.com

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will receive a tribute award at the Napa Valley Film Festival in November.

His latest film “Gold,” an adventure drama directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan, will screen at the festival on at 9 a.m. Nov. 10.

After the screening, McConaughey will be presented with the Caldwell Vineyards Maverick Actor Tribute for his outstanding contributions to the art of acting and cinematic story-telling.

“Vintner John Caldwell is the original Napa Valley maverick winemaker, and Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of a maverick when it comes to his work in the film industry,” said Napa Valley Film Festival co-founder and director Marc Lhormer. “Matthew boldly inhabits each character that he plays on screen, and we are just delighted to showcase his latest film and to honor him at the festival this year.”

The festival will run from Nov. 9-13 and feature 120 new independent films, industry panels, studio sneak previews, over 300 filmmakers present at screenings.