Black Mass Director: Scott Cooper
Screenwriter: Jez Butterworth, Mark Mallouk
Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, Peter Sarsgaard Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated R | 122 Minutes
Release Date: September 18, 2015
Directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace), Black Mass depicts the true story of James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp), leader of the notorious Winter Hill Gang.
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades the Irish-American mobster to work with the FBI to bring down a common enemy: the Italian mob. After making a name for himself through loansharking, bookmaking, and extortion, Bulger would become one of the most dangerous gangsters in history, all with the help of the United States government.
Depp’s Bulger is a fascinating, terrifying individual. With his pallid flesh and icy blue-gray eyes, Whitey is the Count Dracula of South Boston, a creature of the night who preys upon innocence, feeding off the city and sucking it dry.
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).
Warner Brothers Pictures has been releasing TV spots to help promote Black Mass ahead of its arrival in theaters next month on September 18th. The movie stars Johnny Depp as Boston mobster Whitey Bulger.
You can check out a trio of those Black Mass TV spots and also read much more about the movie and who else is starring below.
The first image of Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in Scott Cooper‘s (Crazy Heart) Black Mass was unveiled yesterday, and now we are getting a first look at the footage from the film in an all-new trailer.
The film will center on Bulger’s life as a Bostonian gangster while acting as an FBI informant. In the new trailer we see a huge departure from the roles we are accustomed to seeing from Depp in recent years. No more silly pirate play or childish gestures, this is a Depp that needs to be seen more often. Hit the jump to check out the first trailer for Black Mass.