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Bel Powley to Play Matthew McConaughey’s Drug-Addicted Daughter in White Boy Rick

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Bel Powley broke out two years ago in the coming of age comedy The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and she’s been spotted in a handful of smaller films since then, but her highest-profile roles are still on the horizon (see: Kirsten Dunst’s directorial debut, The Bell Jar, slated for 2018). Today, though, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the actress has signed on to a new movie with Matthew McConaughey’s weight behind it. White Boy Rick stars McConaughey and focuses on a Detroit drug dealer capitalizing on the crack epidemic of the 1980s. The movie is based on the true story of a man named Richard Wershe Jr., who went from being an undercover informant for police at 14 to a drug dealer in his own right, until his arrest at age 17. Powley will play the drug-addicted daughter of McConaughey’s character, and the supporting cast includes Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Rory Cochrane. The title role has not yet been cast.

Bel Powley Joins White Boy Rick With Matthew McConaughey