Friday 24 March 2017

WATCH: An unrecognisable Johnny Depp as Irish gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger in trailer for Black Mass

Johnny Depp as James 'Whitey' Bulger in Black Mass
Johnny Depp as James 'Whitey' Bulger in Black Mass
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Well he's not trading on his pretty boy looks in this role! It's Johnny Depp as notorious US gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger in the new trailer for Black Mass.

The flick could signal something of a comeback for Depp after a series of flops including Transcendence and The Lone Ranger- if the trailer is anything to go by.

Scott Cooper directs and the flick also stars Joel Edgerton as FBI agent John Connolly, Benedict Cumberbatch as Whitey's brother, State Senator Billy Bulger, and Kevin Bacon as FBI Special Agent in Charge Charles McGuire.

Set in 1970s South Boston, it sees FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuade Irish mobster Jimmy Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their 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 while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.

Cooper directed Black Mass from a screenplay by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill.

Black Mass releases on November 13.

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