McConaughey movie brings Hollywood to Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - Movie star Matthew McConaughey has been in spotted recently throughout northeast Ohio shooting the movie "White Boy Rick." The film's set has now moved into Lakewood this week.

The film, which stars McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, and others, will be filmed in Lakewood on Tuesday and Wednesday. The set was moved on Monday and is expected to be in the area until Thursday. The shoot will take place near Lakewood Hospital.

"White Boy Rick" is about Richard Wershe, Jr. a 14-year-old boy turned law enforcement informant. He then became a major drug dealer. McConaughey is believed to play Wershe, Jr.'s father.

McConaughey has been spotted in several downtown Cleveland locations and stopped to meet the Lorain County Sheriff's deputies.

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