Max Richter is currently recording his score for the upcoming drama White Boy Rick. The film is directed by Yann Demange (’71) and stars Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rory Cochrane, Brian Tyree Henry, Bruce Dern, R.J. Cyler, Kyanna Simone Simpson and Bel Powley. The movie is set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and tells the true story of Ricky Wershe who became an undercover informant at the age of 14 before becoming a major dealer – until he was arrested at age 17. Logan & Noah Miller (Sweetwater) wrote the screenplay with revisions by Andy Weiss (Middle Men), Scott Silver (The Fighter, 8 Mile) and Steve Kloves (Harry Potter series, The Amazing Spider-Man). John Lesher (Birdman, Fury), Julie Yorn (Hell or High Water), Darren Aronofsky & Scott Franklin (Black Swan, The Wrestler) are producing the project. White Boy Rick is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on January 26, 2018 by Studio 8.

Richter (The Leftovers, Waltz with Bashir, Miss Sloane) also recently scored Scott Cooper’s western Hostiles, which will be released in select theaters next month.