‘Black Mass’ Trailer: Depp is Whitey Bulger

Posted in The Screening Room by - April 24, 2015

As I mentioned in my most anticipated films of 2015, Black Mass is shaping up to be an interesting look at the Whitey Bulger story. It features some of the biggest stars in Hollywood today: Johnny Depp, Kevin Bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, and Dakota Johnson. While Depp looks like Depp in strange contacts and prosthetics, his performance is nonetheless exciting. 

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. The drama 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.

Black Mass opens September 18.

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