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Cleveland very present in new Matthew McConaughey movie trailer, 'White Boy Rick' (video)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Since last year there have been signs that Matthew McConaughey was working on a big project in Cleveland. 

Thanks to the new trailer, we finally get a glimpse of the Academy Award winner's latest work. 

White Boy Rick

The film, based on a true story, follows the life of Richard Wershe Jr., the 14-year-old FBI informant turned drug kingpin.

The film is set in Detroit in 1984 and was filmed in Cleveland for the majority of the project.

Some of the locations included East 128th Street and Miles Avenue, Lakewood, Strongsville and the Grafton Correctional Institution in Lorain County.  

McConaughey plays the teenager's father, who struggles with raising Rick and his older sister throughout the film. 

The film officially hits theaters Sept. 14, 2018.

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