In addition to the various trailers and TV spots, Warner Brothers Pictures has also released some featurettes for their crime drama Black Mass, which stars Johnny Depp as mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger.
Below you will find two featurettes, which include cast and crew talking about the movie. The first is titled “Becoming Bulger,” and it focuses on Depp transforming himself into Bulger. The second is titled “An Unholy Alliance,” and looks at the relationship of Bulger, the most powerful crime figure in the city of Boston, his brother Billy (Benedict Cumberbatch), the most powerful politician in the city, and FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton).
Three-time Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (â€œSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,â€ â€œFinding Neverland,â€ the â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€ films) stars as notorious mobster Whitey Bulger in the drama â€œBlack Mass,â€ directed by Scott Cooper (â€œCrazy Heartâ€).
The film also stars Joel Edgerton (â€œThe Great Gatsby,â€ â€œZero Dark Thirtyâ€) as FBI Agent John Connolly; Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (â€œThe Imitation Gameâ€) as Whiteyâ€™s brother, Billy Bulger; Rory Cochrane (â€œArgoâ€) as Steve Flemmi, another member of the Irish mob; Jesse Plemons (TVâ€™s â€œFargoâ€) as Whiteyâ€™s longtime partner in crime, Kevin Weeks; and Kevin Bacon (â€œCrazy, Stupid, Love.â€ TVâ€™s â€œThe Followingâ€) as FBI Agent Charles McGuire.
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James â€œWhiteyâ€ Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the 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.
Cooper directed â€œBlack Massâ€ from a screenplay by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerard Oâ€™Neill. John Lesher, Brian Oliver, Scott Cooper, Patrick McCormick and Tyler Thompson produced the film, with Brett Ratner, James Packer, Peter Mallouk, Ray Mallouk, Christopher Woodrow, Brett Granstaff, Gary Granstaff, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross serving as executive producers.
The film also stars Dakota Johnson (â€œFifty Shades of Greyâ€) as Lindsey Cyr, Whiteyâ€™s former girlfriend and mother of his only child; Julianne Nicholson (â€œAugust: Osage Countyâ€) as John Connollyâ€™s wife, Marianne; and Adam Scott (ABCâ€™s â€œParks and Recreationâ€) as FBI Agent Robert Fitzpatrick. Rounding out the main cast are David Harbour (â€œEnd of Watchâ€), Brad Carter (HBOâ€™s â€œTrue Detectiveâ€), W Earl Brown (â€œDraft Dayâ€) and Corey Stoll (â€œThe Bourne Legacyâ€).
Black Mass will be released on September 18th here in the States, and on November 27th in the UK.