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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 arenít 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.
Joel Edgerton To Buddy Up With Johnny Depp In Black Mass
Edgerton will be playing the role of John Connolly, an FBI agent who also happened to be a childhood friend of Bulger's. It's suggested that it was because of Connolly's help that Bulger, a crime lord in Boston, Massachusetts, was able to evade capture and disappear off the grid.
Johnny Depp Playing Gangster Whitey Bulger In Black Mass
Bulger was the inspiration for Jack Nicholsonís character in Martin Scorseseís The Departed. The Mafioso, who spent years on the FBIís Ten Most Wanted list before his capture in 2011, protected the criminals of Bostonís chief neighborhoods, but largely went unbothered because he reportedly worked as an informant to the FBI in exchange for certain freedoms.