Johnny Depp has a total of three Oscar nominations, but the last time the Academy singled out the actor was was in 2008 for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.” Could he be back in the hunt for gold this year? Securing berths at both Venice and TIFF, the buzz is building around “Black Mass” and yet another trailer is here to sell the gangster tale.
Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, David Harbour, Dakota Johnson, Julianne Nicholson, Adam Scott, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, and more are part of the massive ensemble for the picture that tells the true story of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger who ruled Boston ruthlessly for years and became one of the most wanted men in America. It’s Depp unlike anything we’ve seen him do before. Here’s the official synopsis:
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades 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. John Lesher, Brian Oliver, Scott Cooper, Patrick McCormick and Tyler Thompson produced the film, with Brett Ratner, James Packer, Peter Mallouk, Ray Mallouk, Christopher Woodrow, Brett Granstaff, Gary Granstaff, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross serving as executive producers.
Directed by Scott Cooper, “Black Mass” opens on September 18th.