Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first preview-trailer for ‘Black Mass,’ an upcoming film surrounding the rise and fall of Whitey Bulger. Even the most steadfast Depp fan might have a hard time recognizing the actor as Whitey, you can checkout the official preview below.
The studio has been labeling the film as ‘the true story of Whitey Bulger,’ and the film follows Bulger’s many infamous dealings and crimes. Not just an average criminal, Bulger was also the brother of a state senator and was one of the most infamous criminals to ever come out of South Boston (or as many people call them, Southies, GO SOX!) Later in life Whitey became an FBI informant, he did so to take down a Mafia family that had moved into South Boston and the surrounding area.
The film was directed by Scott Cooper, based on a screenplay written by Jez Butterworth. Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson, John Lesher, Patrick McCormick and Scott Cooper are producing the film, with Peter Mallouk, Lauren Selig, Brett Granstaff and Gary Granstaff serving as executive producers.
The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch (“Twelve Years a Slave”) as Whitey’s brother, Billy Bulger, who is a Massachusetts State Senator; Jesse Plemons (AMC’s “Breaking Bad”) as Whitey’s longtime partner in crime, Kevin Weeks; Sienna Miller (“American Sniper”) as Whitey’s lover, Catherine Greig; Dakota Johnson (upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey”) as Lindsey Cyr, Whitey’s former girlfriend and mother of his only child; Rory Cochrane (“Argo”) as Steve Flemmi, another member of the Irish mob; Julianne Nicholson (“August: Osage County”) as John Connolly’s wife, Marianne; and Adam Scott (ABC’s “Parks and Recreation”) as FBI Agent Robert Fitzpatrick. Rounding out the main cast are David Harbour (“End of Watch”), Jeremy Strong (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Brad Carter (HBO’s “True Detective”), W. Earl Brown (“Draft Day”) and Corey Stoll (“The Bourne Legacy”).
The crime-drama is expected to release on September 18, 2019.