September 20, 2018
Composer Max Richter will release his original soundtrack to new Yann Demange-directed film White Boy Rick via StudioRichter and Deutsche Grammophon this November.
The Oscar-tipped film stars Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Jason Leigh and is based on the true story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI and later a drug kingpin, during the crack epidemic and war on drugs in ’80s Detroit.
Richter’s soundtrack mirrors and amplifies the murky underworld of the film, drawing on drone and industrial influences, as well as the composer’s trademark ambience.
The White Boy Rick soundtrack follows the reissue of Richter’s critically-acclaimed The Blue Notebooks earlier this year. Richter also features in FACT Magazine’s new film, exploring the art of scoring for film, which you can watch in full here.
Max Richter’s White Boy Rick is available to stream now on Spotify and will be released on vinyl on 30th November.