‘White Boy Rick’ producers talk about shooting movie in Cleveland in Greater Cleveland Film Commission online event

Matthew McConaughey (Richard Wershe Sr., left) and Richie Merritt (White Boy Rick) star in Columbia Pictures’ and Studio 8’s “White Boy Rock.” (Scott Garfield)










SOURCE: Cleveland.com | Joey Morona
November 10, 2020

CLEVELAND, Ohio — “White Boy Rick,” a true-crime drama starring Matthew McConaughey about the youngest FBI informant ever, was shot in Cleveland over the course of several weeks in the spring of 2017. The movie was released in the fall of 2018 and earned $26 million at the box office.

This week, the production of the film will be the subject of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s next virtual “Behind the Story” event. Producers Matthew Krul, Scott Franklin, and Georgia Kacandes will appear in a live Q&A with GCFC Production Coordinator Mike Wendt in a live Q&A over Zoom about what drew them to the film, shooting the movie in Cleveland, how to get started in the entertainment industry, and more.