“Black Mass” Full Trailer: Watch Johnny Depp As Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger (VIDEO)
Johnny Depp stars as Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in the new full-length trailer for Black Mass. Watch the video below.
In the clip, Depp is seen shooting at two guys in a car, and completely wreaking havoc on the city. It’s revealed as well that Depp’s character, while masterminding a violent Boston gang, is also an informant for the FBI.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Black Mass is based off the real-life story of Bulger, who was double-crossed by the FBI agents he was working with and later prosecuted. The mob kingpin fled Boston in 1994, but was eventually captured in California in 2011. Bulger, who was convicted of 31 counts of racketeering, money laundering and a numerous other charges, is currently serving two consecutive life sentences in a Florida prison.
Black Mass hits theaters on September 18 but, as Gossip Cop previously reported, will debut at the beginning of September for an out-of-competition screening at the Venice Film Festival. Black Mass, directed by Scott Cooper, also stars Dakota Johnson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, Adam Scott, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons and Peter Sarsgaard.
Check out the full-length trailer for Black Mass below, and tell us what you think.