Johnny Depp steps into the role of real life gangster Whitey Bulger, a violent South Boston bad guy who turned FBI informer after the Italian mafia threatened his turf only to consolidate & grow his own criminal activities. Teaser trailer below…
Crime drama Black Mass from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper sees Johnny Depp step into the role of Whitey Bulger, a violent South Boston gangster who turned FBI informer after the Italian mafia threatened his turf only to consolidate and grow his own criminal activities.
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. Black Mass tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.
The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Whitey’s brother, Billy Bulger, a Massachusetts State Senator; Jesse Plemons as Whitey’s longtime partner in crime, Kevin Weeks; Dakota Johnson as Lindsey Cyr, Whitey’s former girlfriend and mother of his only child; Rory Cochrane as Steve Flemmi, another member of the Irish mob; Julianne Nicholson as John Connolly’s wife, Marianne; and Adam Scott as FBI Agent Robert Fitzpatrick.
Black Mass arrives in UK cinema November 13th.