The casting team for a new feature film is casting local Detroiters for a movie that will be filmed right here in Detroit! The best part is that the film will star award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey. The Texas native has appeared in dozens of movie including the Oscar-winning movie Dallas Buyer’s Club. For his role in that movie, he earned himself an Oscar for Best Actor. Since then, he has appeared in movies like Interstellar, The Wolf of Wall Street and several smaller budget films.
This new movie will be about the longest juvenile drug offender in the history of Michigan, Rick Wershe. Wershe is better known as his nickname, “White Boy Rick.” The film will be titled, White Boy Rick and it will be about the life of this young criminal and how he found himself a life in prison despite several court appearances and appeals.
The story will is about his few years leading up to his sentencing. He grew up on the East Side of Detroit and led a life of drug selling even though he wasn’t even 16 years old. Experience is not required to be considered for this opportunity, but it is recommended if you want to land a featured role.
Shoot begins March 2017 for two months in Ohio and Michigan.
This is a great opportunity to appear in a feature film with a star actor in your hometown. Some of these roles have the potential to directly work with McConaughey and other famous cast members. This is a chance to act in a movie that will make a splash at the box office, so it will be a great experience for you to put on your resume.