Marshall “Eminem” Mathers will guest star as White Boy Rick AKA Richard Wershe Jr. in one episode of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s new series BMF on Starz

BMF stands for Black Mafia Family. It will chart the story of how the Flenory brothers rose to power on the streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s. The pair became infamous for creating one of the most influential crime families in the country at the time.

Richard Wershe Jr. became an FBI informant at the age of 14. He sold drugs and guns while being a member of the Detroit gang. Wershe is now 52 years old and was paroled and released from jail last year.

Wershe Jr. once told the FBI that a major drug dealer had spoken of paying a bribe to Detroit detective inspector and subsequent city council president and mayoral candidate Gil Hill in order to quash the investigation into a 13-year-old boy’s murder.

This led justice campaigners to allege that Wershe’s subsequent imprisonment was an attempt to have him silenced. In 2016 a notorious former Detroit hitman alleged Hill had once tried to commission the murder of Wershe.

Jackson directed the episode. Eminem, 48, will undergo the same de-aging treatment from The Irishman to play the teenager.

The episode will be the seventh of the upcoming run of the show. BMF will premiere on September 26th on Starz.

The sorry of Wersche Jr. has already been told once on the screen. White Boy Rick was a 2018 American biographical crime drama film directed by Yann Demange and written by Andy Weiss, Logan Miller, and Noah Miller.

The movie starred Richie Merritt, Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern, and Piper Laurie. After premiering at the Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2018 it was released in the United States on September 14, 2018, by Sony Pictures Releasing.

It received mixed reviews from critics and grossed over $25 million, $4 million short of its $29 million budget.

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