Black Mass

(2015)

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’ Trailer #2: Johnny Depp Is America's Most Wanted

‘Black Mass’ Trailer #2: Johnny Depp Is America's Most Wanted

Gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger is the most fear criminal in the United States. He's also the most wanted gangster in American history. The latest teaser trailer for Black Mass offers just a hint at what makes the man so bad. Johnny Depp fully transforms into the notorious killer in director Scott Cooper's drama, which will surely bring an Oscar nomination for both men next year.

In Black Mass, we return to 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. This true story retracts the 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.

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‘Black Mass’ Trailer: Johnny Depp Is Gangster Whitey Bulger

‘Black Mass’ Trailer: Johnny Depp Is Gangster Whitey Bulger

Following the first look photo released yesterday, Warner Bros. has debuted the first trailer for Black Mass. After spending the past several years playing lovable rogues like Captain Jack Sparrow and this year's Mortdecai, Johnny Depp descends into true villain territory by portraying the infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger. While this mobster served as the basis for Jack Nicholson's Frank Costello in The Departed and Pete Postlethwaite's Fergie Colm in The Town, this biopic gives us a glimpse into his real story.

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. However, after the Feds closed in on their targets, they double crossed Bulger and ultimately prosecuted him, along with his partner in crime and the original FBI agent working with him.

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‘Black Mass’: First Look at Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger

‘Black Mass’: First Look at Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger

The supporting cast includes Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Juno Temple and Adam Scott. We'll keep you posted as soon as the first trailer debuts. In the meantime, check out the first official photo of Johnny Depp in Black Mass, which hits theaters September 18.

Black Mass comes to theaters September 18th, 2015.

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Johnny Depp Goes Bald in First ‘Black Mass’ Set Video and Photos

Johnny Depp Goes Bald in First ‘Black Mass’ Set Video and Photos

Warner Bros.' James 'Whitey' Bulger biopic Black Mass is currently shooting in Massachussets, with Johnny Depp starring as the Boston criminal kingpin, who used his connections at the FBI to get rid of his competition. A number of photos have been taken from the set by Twitter user @MsDWright, which shows Johnny Depp sporting a bald look to play Whitey Bulger, who landed at the top of the FBI's Most Wanted List when he went into hiding, just before the feds were about to double-cross him. These photos also offer our first look at co-stars Dakota Johnson and Juno Temple on the set over the past few weeks, and there is also video featuring a DEA car chase scene, and another featuring Johnny Depp coming out of his trailer. Stay tuned for more photos and videos from the set as production continues on director Scott Cooper's biopic.

Johnny Depp & his body guard having a coffee.. during Johnny's filming of Black Mass 6-2-2014! pic.twitter.com/yta3QZMGin— Sunshine (@MsDWright) June 3, 2014

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Benedict Cumberbatch Replaces Guy Pearce in ‘Black Mass’

Benedict Cumberbatch Replaces Guy Pearce in ‘Black Mass’

Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on to replace Guy Pearce in Warner Bros.' Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass.

Guy Pearce signed on to play Whitey Bulger's brother Billy, the former President of the Massachusetts State Senate, back in March, but The Boston Globe reports that Benedict Cumberbatch has now taken over the role, although it isn't known why the casting switch was made. Shooting is currently under way in Boston. Billy was never implicated in Whitey's criminal activities, but his political opponents often tried to use his brother's reputation against him.

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Jesse Plemons Joins ‘Black Mass’; Is He Out for ‘Star Wars 7’?

Jesse Plemons Joins ‘Black Mass’; Is He Out for ‘Star Wars 7’?

Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons is in talks to star in Warner Bros.' crime drama Black Mass, which likely rules him out to play a role in the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams confirmed in January that Jesse Plemons was one of the actors he had met with for a role rumored to be a Jedi apprentice. Since both Black Mass and Star Wars: Episode VII are scheduled to begin production around the same time in May, it seems clear that he will not be a part of the sci-fi sequel. The Hollywood Reporter's sources indicate the actor did have a meeting for the Star Wars: Episode VII role, although has nothing materialized since then.

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Dakota Johnson Joins ‘Black Mass’

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Dakota Johnson Joins ‘Black Mass’

Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson is in talks to play the love interest of Johnny Depp's James 'Whitey' Bulger in the Warner Bros. biopic Black Mass.

The actress will play Lindsey, the notorious criminal's girlfriend and mother to his six-year-old son. The story, based the book Black Mass: The True Story Of An Unholy Alliance Between The FBI And The Irish Mob by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neil, follows Bulger (Johnny Depp) building his criminal empire in South Boston, with the help of longtime friend and FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) and his brother (Guy Pearce) the former president of the Massachussets state senate.

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Guy Pearce Joins Johnny Depp in ‘Black Mass’

Guy Pearce Joins Johnny Depp in ‘Black Mass’

Scott Cooper is directing this biopic on Whitey Bulger, who used his status as an FBI informant to get rid of his competition.