“WHITEY: The United States of America V. James J Bulger,” the documentary about the notorious Irish gangster has just been picked up by Magnolia Pictures. The film saw its premiere at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
Delving into 2013’s trial, filmmaker Joe Berlinger examines Bulger’s life, his interactions with the FBI, and his reign of a criminal empire, separating man from myth in what Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles calls a “rigorous, thoroughly entertaining and tough-as-nails film.”
Magnolia will be giving the film a day and date theatrical and on demand
release this June, followed by a broadcast on CNN later this year.
Magnolia and CNN also partnered on “Blackfish” and “Life Itself,” the
upcoming Roger Ebert documentary also being released this summer.
“The filmmaking team worked very hard to gain unprecedented access,
including to Bulger himself who has never before agreed to appear in any
media, so we are especially delighted to be partnering with the two
companies — Magnolia and CNN — that know how to reach the widest
possible audience,” said filmmaker Joe Berlinger.