Saturday, February 8, 2014
Johnny Depp To Portray Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger In Film Version Of "Black Mass"
Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline.com reports that actor Johnny Depp will portray convicted murderer and mobster James "Whitey" Bulger in upcoming film, Black Mass.
Johnny Depp has made his deal to star in Black Mass, the drama Scott Cooper will direct about the Boston crime kingpin-turned-fugitive Whitey Bulger, for Cross Creek Pictures and Exclusive Media. Now, they are in early talks with Tom Hardy to play John Connolly, the FBI agent and childhood pal of Bulger, who is in prison for tipping Bulger that he was about to be indicted.
That led Bulger to go from ruthless Boston crime kingpin to the top of the FBI's most wanted list.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
You can also read my interview with Dick Lehr, one of the authors of Black Mass and Whitey via the below link: