Here’s the latest look at Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, from the upcoming movie “Black Mass”. The TV spot can be viewed below.
Depp is going to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as the Irish-American mob boss. “It’s not like anything I’ve ever done before”, says Depp. “I’m very excited to slide into that skin for a little bit”. Almost literally, Depp is wearing an expensive skull cap to recreate the receding hairline of Bulger, complete with blue contact lenses and poorly kept teeth. The real Bulger had a suspect relationship with a crooked FBI agent, John Connolly. Connolly is going to be played by Joel Edgerton, who as it turns out tasks Bulger with taking down the mob. The movie will be directed by Scott Cooper, who directed the very manly Out of the Furnace, one of our manliest movies of 2013. “I only want to work with actors who rush to the set”, says Cooper. “Johnny Depp is that kind of actor. He’s always pushing himself and always playing something different.”
The real Bulger is currently serving an indefinite sentence for his role in the murder of at least 19 people, in an Arizona prison.