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Black Mass Synopsis

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a 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, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

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Some of these are understandable. But they ALL are snubs from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and I think it’s safe to say that the people listed below are more than a little disappointed. They’re probably flat-out pissed.

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Black Mass Has Made Major Money In Boston Black Mass Has Made Major Money In Boston
There is a great deal of pride in the city of Boston. More than just being overly passionate about local sports teams, people who grew up or live in the Massachusetts capital recognize that there is a tremendous history behind the City On A Hill, and regularly take opportunity to celebrate it.

Black Mass Has Made Major Money In Boston

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Johnny Depp's Black Mass Performance Was All Wrong, According To Whitey Bulger's Lawyer

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The Best Boston Movies Of All Time, Ranked

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This Rotten Week: Predicting Black Mass, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials And Captive Reviews

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Why Black Mass Would Feel Right At Home With Scorsese's Best Gangster Films

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10 Oscar Campaigns That Will Take Off During The Toronto Film Festival

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At Least Johnny Depp Has A Great Sense Of Humor About Australia Trying To Kill His Dogs At Least Johnny Depp Has A Great Sense Of Humor About Australia Trying To Kill His Dogs
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The Blunt Reason Sienna Miller Was Cut Out Of Johnny Depp's Black Mass The Blunt Reason Sienna Miller Was Cut Out Of Johnny Depp's Black Mass
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The Blunt Reason Sienna Miller Was Cut Out Of Johnny Depp's Black Mass

Johnny Depp Brings Terror To The Neighborhood In Full Black Mass Trailer Johnny Depp Brings Terror To The Neighborhood In Full Black Mass Trailer
It’s certainly been awhile since we’ve gotten a worthy Johnny Depp performance. And with his last film Mortdecai embarrassingly tanking, it’s about damn time the critically acclaimed actor step up his game. And what better way to do so then by playing a terrifyingly badass Boston gangster.

Johnny Depp Brings Terror To The Neighborhood In Full Black Mass Trailer

The Black Mass Trailer Sets Up What Could Be Johnny Depp's Best Movie In Years The Black Mass Trailer Sets Up What Could Be Johnny Depp's Best Movie In Years
If you thought Johnny Depp's depiction of notorious South Boston gangster Whitey Bulger looked intimidating before, you have to check him out in this new Black Mass trailer.

The Black Mass Trailer Sets Up What Could Be Johnny Depp's Best Movie In Years

Johnny Depp Looks Terrifying As Whitey Bulger In Black Mass Johnny Depp Looks Terrifying As Whitey Bulger In Black Mass
Over the years, we’ve seen Johnny Depp in an eclectic variety of roles across the spectrum. However, the first image has hit showing the actor in his upcoming biographically based crime drama, Black Mass, as he embraces a frighteningly cold and calculating persona as the malevolent murderous mobster, Whitey Bulger.

Johnny Depp Looks Terrifying As Whitey Bulger In Black Mass

Johnny Depp Shows His Latest Physical Transformation In Black Mass Footage At CinemaCon Johnny Depp Shows His Latest Physical Transformation In Black Mass Footage At CinemaCon
From Edward Scissorhands to Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp has long demonstrated a proclivity towards drastically altering his appearance when getting into a role. As it turns out, his part in his next movie, Black Mass, is yet another performance that can be added to that ever-growing list.

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Johnny Depp's Black Mass Has New Release Date, Needs A New Title Johnny Depp's Black Mass Has New Release Date, Needs A New Title
The movie has a loaded cast. In addition to Depp (playing Bulger), the movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple and Jesse Plemons. The cast will look even starrier next fall, after Edgerton shows up in this winter's Exodus: Gods And Kings, Johnson pops up in Fifty Shades Of Gray and Cumberbatch possibly earns an Oscar for The Imitation Game. Scott Cooper is the director in charge of wrangling these talented names.

Johnny Depp's Black Mass Has New Release Date, Needs A New Title

Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Scott Join Whitey Bulger Biopic Black Mass Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Scott Join Whitey Bulger Biopic Black Mass
James Whitey Bulger’s time as a mob boss, criminal mastermind and fugitive from the law contained all sorts of misdirections and bizarre 180s; so, it only makes sense his biopic, Black Mass, would bring some weirdness with it too. With production already under way, Benedict Cumberbatch has reportedly been tapped to play the role of Billy Bulger, the notorious mobster’s politician brother.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Scott Join Whitey Bulger Biopic Black Mass

Jesse Plemons May Join Johnny Depp In Black Mass - Does This Mean He's Not In Star Wars? Jesse Plemons May Join Johnny Depp In Black Mass - Does This Mean He's Not In Star Wars?
Black Mass is the long in-development biopic about gangster Whitey Bulger that will tell the story of all his criminal dealings during the years when he was Boston's biggest kingpin. Depp will be playing the lead, while the supporting cast will include Joel Edgerton (as FBI agent and Bulger's childhood friend John Connolly) and Guy Pearce (as Whitey's brother Bill Bulger).

Jesse Plemons May Join Johnny Depp In Black Mass - Does This Mean He's Not In Star Wars?

Guy Pearce May Play Johnny Depp's Brother In Gangster Biopic Black Mass Guy Pearce May Play Johnny Depp's Brother In Gangster Biopic Black Mass
Black Mass tells the true story of Whitey Bulger as me rose to prominance as one of the most powerful mob bosses in Boston. He also spent years as an FBI informant who gave up a great number of his competitors in order to keep his business thriving.

Guy Pearce May Play Johnny Depp's Brother In Gangster Biopic Black Mass

Johnny Depp Officially On Board For Black Mass, Tom Hardy In Talks Johnny Depp Officially On Board For Black Mass, Tom Hardy In Talks
Depp has officially signed on to star in Black Mass, a biopic that will chronicle the highlights of career criminal Bulger, who went from Boston's cruel kingpin to a fugitive at the top of the FBI's Most Wanted list. Joining him in this endeavor could be English hunk Tom Hardy

Johnny Depp Officially On Board For Black Mass, Tom Hardy In Talks

Johnny Depp Back In Talks For Whitey Bulger Biopic With Crazy Heart's Scott Cooper Directing Johnny Depp Back In Talks For Whitey Bulger Biopic With Crazy Heart's Scott Cooper Directing
Depp joined the film almost a full year ago when Barry Levinson was attached to helm, but the actor exited the indie production because Cross Creek Pictures and Exclusive Media thought it was ridiculous that the star wanted $23 million to play the part.

Johnny Depp Back In Talks For Whitey Bulger Biopic With Crazy Heart's Scott Cooper Directing

Johnny Depp May Walk Away From Black Mass Johnny Depp May Walk Away From Black Mass
While the report doesn't get very specific, apparently the issue is in sorting out the star's deal and that "things aren’t looking great at the moment." It's an interesting development given that just two weeks ago the production added Aussie rising star Joel Edgerton to the cast as FBI Agent John Connolly, a childhood friend of Bulger's who tipped the kingpin off when the cops were ready to knock down his door.

Johnny Depp May Walk Away From Black Mass

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