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Black Mass

Black Mass
  • 2015
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Scott Cooper
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Benedict Cumberbatch,

Thriller based on the true story of James 'Whitey' Bulger (Depp), who became one of Boston's notorious gangsters during the 70s and 80s. Depp's best performance in ages, a strong cast, moody cinematography and a brooding sense of tightly-knit community prevent this sprawling saga from seeming over-familiar.

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Black Mass

18 Sep 20154 stars

TIFF 2015: Absorbing true-life crime thriller marking a return to form for Johnny Depp

True-life crime stories are very much in fashion this autumn. After Tom Hardy’s tour-de-force as both Kray brothers in Legend, Johnny Depp gives one of his best performances in some time as Irish-American criminal kingpin Jimmy ‘Whitey’ Bulger in Black…

Johnny Depp is 'unrecognisable' for Black Mass

3 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Johnny Depp had an extreme makeover for 'Black Mass'. The 50-year-old actor is set to play convicted murderer and organised crime figure Whitey Bulger - who is currently serving two life sentences in an Arizona prison - in a new biopic, while…

Benedict Cumberbatch for Whitey Bulger biopic

22 May 2014

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch has replaced Guy Pearce in the upcoming Whitey Bulger biopic. The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' actor has been signed up to replace the 'Prometheus' star in the untitled project starring Johnny Depp as convicted murderer and…

Juno Temple and Jesse Plemons circle Black Mass

3 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Juno Temple and Jesse Plemons are in talks to join Johnny Depp in 'Black Mass'. The 24-year-old actress will play prostitute Deborah Hussey, who was also the stepdaughter of Flemmi, who is Depp's character, Boston crime kingpin-turned-fugitive Whitey…

Dakota Johnson in talks for Black Mass

24 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Dakota Johnson is in talks to play Johnny Depp's love interest in 'Black Mass'. The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' star will play Lindsey Cyr, the girlfriend of Depp's character Boston crime kingpin-turned-fugitive, Whitey Bulger, and mother to his…

Guy Pearce in talks for Black Mass

14 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Guy Pearce is in talks to star alongside Johnny Depp in 'Black Mass'. The 'Iron Man 3' actor is negotiating the role of Whitey Bulger's brother in the forthcoming drama, while 'The Lone Ranger' actor is tipped to star as the Boston crime…

Scott Cooper impressed with Johnny Depp

26 Feb 2014

Film gossip

Director Scott Cooper is impressed with Johnny Depp's work ethic. The American filmmaker is working with the 50-year-old actor on the Whitey Bulger biopic 'Black Mass', and was thrilled that Depp has a "strong point of view" and is keen to get to set…

Johnny Depp eyeing return to Black Mass

15 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Johnny Depp is considering signing up for 'Black Mass'. The 50-year-old actor is reportedly tipped for a return to the real-life crime drama following his departure from the movie over an alleged pay dispute last year. Depp is tipped to star as…

Johnny Depp to appear in Black Mass and Transcendence

28 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Johnny Depp has signed up to star in 'Black Mass' and 'Transcendence'. The 49-year-old actor will play legendary gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger in Barry Levinson's 'Black Mass' and many thought he wouldn't be able to take on the lead role in Wally…

Johnny Depp lands Black Mass role

4 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Johnny Depp is to star in 'Black Mass'. The 'Dark Shadows' actor will reteam with his 'Donnie Brasco' director Barry Levinson to portray notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the forthcoming crime thriller, Deadline reports. The movie takes…

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