Growing up in Boston, there wasn’t anyone who didn’t know about Whitey Bulger. One of the biggest gangsters in Boston history (who also happened to be one of the biggest FBI informants at the same time), he had escaped custody and lived on the lam for a long time. Now that he’s been caught and brought to justice, it’s time for the movie… and what a hell of a cast they’ve got on board.
Johnny Depp has the lead as Whitey Bulger, backed up by a cast that includes Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Corey Stoll, Jesse Plemons and Dakota Johnson. With a cast like that do you even care what it’s about? Black Mass opens on September 18th.
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.