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WHITE BOY RICK / Feature Film / Studio 8 + Sony Pictures Entertainment

Director: Yann Demange

Producers: Darren Aronofsky, John Lesher, Scott Franklin, Julie Yorn

Casting director: Jennifer Venditti

Casting scouts: Abby Harri, Eleonore Hendricks, Michele Mansoor

The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. (IMDB)

"The standout turn here is Merritt’s, projecting both the streetwise toughness that attracted the authorities and the kind of determination that, under different social circumstances, might have allowed for Rick to find a legitimate path to a better life." -Peter Debruge, Variety

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