WHO’S IN IT?
Richie Merritt (film debut), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Brian Tyree Henry (Widows), Rory Cochrane (Argo), RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Jonathan Majors (Hostiles), Eddie Marsan (The World’s End), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Piper Laurie (Carrie), YG (We The Party), Taylour Paige (Jean of the Joneses), Danny Brown (film debut), IshDARR (film debut), Kyanna Simone Simpson (Fist Fight), Kwon Haynes (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Yann Demange (’71), director; Logan Miller (Sweet Vengeance), Noah Miller (Touching Home) and Andy Weiss (Middle Men), writers; Judd Allison (film debut), Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), Scott Franklin (Black Swan), John Lesher (Birdman), Jeff Robinov (On Deadly Ground) and Julie Yorn (Hell or High Water), producers; Max Richter (The Sense of an Ending), composer; Tat Radcliffe (Pride), cinematographer; Chris Wyatt (God’s Own Country), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1980s Detroit, at the height of the crack epidemic and the War On Drugs, teenager Rick Wershe Jr. (Merritt) becomes the youngest undercover FBI informant in history, but after being abandoned by the authorities he finds himself in a world of drug dealing…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The incredible true story of the youngest FBI informant in history is told with filmmaking prowess by Yann Demange, along with a scene-stealing supporting turn by Matthew McConaughey.