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An almsot recognisable Johnny Depp (Transcendence) stars as notorious gangster-turned-informant Whitey Bulger in the film from Warner Bros. and Cross Creek Pictures. Joel Edgerton (Exodus: Gods and Kings) plays FBI agent John Connolly, while Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) plays Whitey’s brother Bill. Peter Sarsgaard (Night Moves), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Juno Temple (Horns), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), Adam Scott (Parks & Recreation) and Kevin Bacon (The Following) co-star.
Black Mass is released on September 18th, and in the UK a week later.
- Scott J. Davis
Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including some of the most anticipateed Summer blockbusters and more, including: Terminator Genisys, Mad Max Fury Road, The Gallows, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Four, The Visit, The Dead Lands, Monsters: Dark Continent, Mr. Holmes, Tomorrowland and Black Mass.
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
- Phil Wheat
Johnny Depp really needs a hit. After the failings of Transcendence and the more recent Mortdecai, the world’s number one actor (Tm) has a couple of potentials coming up, including a return to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth Pirates Of The Carribean movie, and a possible awards contender in Black Mass, for which a first trailer has just hit the web.
The trailer has a very big Goodfellas vibe to it, not just because of the gangster speak, but for the uncomfortable ‘funny how’ speech that greets us as the trailer starts up. Depp looks absolutely amazing in this.
Here’s the plot.
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. Black Mass tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, »
- Paul Heath
Bulger was an Irish mobster who collaborated with the FBI in the 1970s, with the aim of taking down the Italian mob. The film will chart just what happened, and how things, er, didn't quite go to plan.
Johnny Depp takes on the role of Whitey in the movie, with Joel Edgerton playing the FBI's John Connolly. Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller and Adam Scott are also in the cast, with Crazy Heart's Scott Cooper directing.
The film is scheduled for release in cinemas this coming September. And here's the first trailer for it...
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In this September’s Black Mass, Johnny Depp returns to the life of crime as Whitey Bulger, a character light-years away from Mortdecai’s moustache-twirling eponymous art dealer, or the wacky world of his frequent collaborator Tim Burton.
Bulger is perhaps best known to film audiences as the real-life inspiration behind Jack Nicholson’s Boston mob kingpin in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. If Jack’s Frank Costello is only the carbon copy of Bulger, then we should be in for a hell of a ride with Black Mass and the real deal.
“He could be charming. He could be ruthless. He was like a cobra—you never knew where he could strike,” says director Scott Cooper of Bulger, a regular on the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitives list.
Bulger isn’t the first notorious crime lord brought to the big screen by Depp. He portrayed the infamous drug trafficker George Jung in Blow, »
- Sasha James
For all those who think Johnny Depp is only good now for recycling his one off the wall, quirky routine, feast your eyes on the first trailer for Black Mass, Scott Cooper's biopic of notoriously violent gangster Whitey Bulger. It could be his eyes are so blue they're off putting. Maybe, it's the way he goes from friendly to calm and menacing in a split second. Or that we haven't him go this far into a role in a very long time. It's probably all three. I genuinely got chills from this trailer, all thanks to Mr. Depp's unnerving portrayal of the infamous Bulger. This is definitely one to watch out for. Released: 18th September (U.S.)/ 25th September (Irl/U.K.) 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. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled the chilling first trailer for director Scott Cooper's crime drama "Black Mass" opening in cinemas September 18th. Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, Rory Cochrane, Sienna Miller and Adam Scott also star.
Set in South Boston in the 1970s, Joel Edgerton plays FBI Agent John Connolly who persuades Irish mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. This unholy alliance spiraled out of control, Whitey evading law enforcement and consolidating his power to become utterly ruthless.
- Garth Franklin
Whitey Bulger is an American gangster and organized crime figurehead currently locked away in prison since 2011 on 19 murder charges, as well as racketeering, extortion, money laundering and more. And until now, his story has never been told in a movie.
Johnny Depp dons a bald skin cap and a thick, gravely Boston accent to portray Bulger in Scott Cooper’s (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) latest film, Black Mass. At CinemaCon, the audiences there got their first look at Depp, and now a trailer has arrived complete with a chilling, centerpiece scene and acting display around the dinner table. The film takes place in the ’70s when Bulger had become the head of the Irish Mob and eventually became an FBI informant. Here’s the synopsis:
John Connolly and James “Whitey” Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the late 1970s, they would meet again. »
- Brian Welk
Just when we thought we didn’t like Johnny Depp anymore, here he is doing what appears to be quality work again portraying notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass. If he looks and sounds like Jack Nicholson, particularly in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, that’s partly because that character was partly based on Bulger. He actually sounds more like Nicholson as Frank Costello and Ray Liotta’s aged Henry Hill in Goodfellas than the real Bulger. Unlike Depp’s other portrayal of a balding icon in the Hunter S. Thompson adaptation Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, here he may not be attempting full authenticity but rather one of his hodgepodge characterizations. Either way, that main steak dinner scene at the center of this first trailer is intense, and the extended showcase of Depp’s creepy-eyed performance piques our interest. As does the whole ensemble, which we barely get a look at here. Black Mass »
- Christopher Campbell
Johnny Depp is taking the role of notorious real-life criminal Whitey Bulger in the crime drama Black Mass, and in the first footage, he's terrifying, great, and so going for gold. Yes, this already looks like an award season contender, based on a scene between Depp and a character played by David Harbour; Depp goes from charming dinner guest to monstrously threatening in seconds flat (the hairline, contacts, and accent all add to it too). The movie also boasts an incredible roster of stars besides Depp, like Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Scott, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, and Joel Edgerton, so there are many reasons you'll want to see this movie. Black Mass comes out on Sept. 18, so watch the first trailer now. »
From its opening shot through to its final fade out, the first trailer for Black Mass preys solely upon the unnerving performance of its leading man. Known for his loyalty to Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, Johnny Depp is turning his back on Bruckheimer’s swashbuckling series for a gritty real-life drama he can sink his teeth into. And judging by the message he imparts over this compelling two-minute trailer, it’s probably going to get bloody.
Black Mass hails from writer-director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out Of The Furnace) and chronicles the tale of legendary Irish gangster Whitey Bulger (Depp), whose preponderance for brutal criminal activity is tabled when his FBI agent brother steps in. Choosing to switch sides, Bulger becomes an informant for the bureau in order to take down a competitive Mafia family.
Depp’s efforts are supplemented by a huge supporting cast that includes Joel Edgerton, »
- Gem Seddon
Warner Bros. showed some footage this week at CinemaCon; it looks like Depp is going overboard with the makeup as usual, aging as he goes and wearing strange contact lenses as Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. For me, that pulls you out of a movie that seems reminiscent of the Martin Scorsese classic "Goodfellas." The sprawling cast is strong: Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, Rory Cochrane, David Harbour, Dakota Johnson, , Julianne Nicholson, James Russo, Adam Scott, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, W. Earl Brown, Bill Camp, Brad Carter and Jeremy Strong. The screenplay by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, centers on the Whitey Bulger empire in South Boston, from the 1970s to the 90s. FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Whitey Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and turn against their common enemy, the Italian mob. »
- Anne Thompson
The brand new trailer showcases Depp's dramatic look, and gives a taste of what to expect from the hotly-anticipated film.
Bulger pulled the strings for a violent criminal gang in Boston while simultaneously serving as an FBI informant. He went on the run in the mid-'90s after his former handler tipped him off about a pending indictment.
He was arrested in 2011, aged 81, and eventually sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for crimes including 19 counts of murder, racketeering, narcotics distribution and extortion.
Black Mass will open in cinemas this September. »
Depp plays the mob kingpin in the film written by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth. Other cast members include Kevin Bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons and David Harbour.
Warner Bros. will release the film on September 18 — just in time for award season.
- Whitney Friedlander
After yesterday's first look at Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, today we get the movie's first trailer. Directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart), the film is set in 1970s South Boston, where FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true 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. Set for a Sept. 18 release, the film co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, Rory Cochrane and Adam Scott. Watch the Black Mass trailer below. sb id="1515581" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros. has released the first Black Mass trailer for writer/director Scott Cooper's (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) upcoming drama. The film stars Johnny Depp as notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger, who simultaneously worked as an FBI informant and committed horrible crimes throughout the Boston area for decades. I'm not sure what to make of this trailer since Depp looks like he's giving an incredible performance, and I haven't seen him to do that in a while. Yes, there's some make up, but it's not like Depp is letting it do the heavy lifting. The power comes through his voice and intonation, and the movie looks sinister and intense as a result. Check out the Black Mass trailer below. The film opens September 18th, and also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, and Jesse Plemons. Click over to Apple to watch in HD. Here's »
- Matt Goldberg
"I'd be shocked if Depp isn't nominated for an Oscar for this in 2016," JoBlo recently said after seeing the trailer for "Black Mass" at CinemaCon, a movie we just got our first look at yesterday. Indeed, the buzz has been pretty huge for the film following the footage screened at the convention, and now it's here for you to assess for yourself. Adjust your awards prognostications accordingly. Read More: 10 Classic Gangster Movies Better Than 'Gangster Squad' In preparing for the movie, it would appear that Johnny Depp has been watching Joe Pesci's performance in "Goodfellas." In the centerpiece scene in the trailer, he lays in hard to David Harbour about sharing a family recipe, instilling the kind of fear you'd expect from a mob boss. But just like that, he turns it around on a dime. Featuring a helluva supporting cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The first trailer for "Black Mass," the story of notorious South Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, features a stunning transformation from Johnny Depp, who plays the mob boss with such terrifying conviction that it's hard to look the character in the eye.
The clip begins innocently enough, as Whitey sits down for a delicious steak dinner with some pals. He raves about the meal, asking about the marinade, which is deemed a "family secret." But Bulger keeps pushing, until finally his friend gives up the recipe, and that's when the pleasant conversation turns deadly serious.
Depp dives into a monologue about the importance of keeping secrets, and how easily -- like the recipe -- they can be given up (and he could be sent to prison), which plays over a montage of some of his worst misdeeds. In real life, Bulger was sentenced to two consecutive life terms on charges of racketeering, »
- Katie Roberts
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have our first look at Johnny Depp as the infamous Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger in the upcoming "Black Mass" film. Check it out below. Plot: The true story of Whitey Bulger (Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. "He could be charming. He could be ruthless. He was like a cobra . you never knew where he could strike," said director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). "A lot of people on set knew Whitey intimately. They got chills at [Depp's] resemblance. Some of them couldn't even look at him. It's easy to be the mustache twirling villain but this performance couldn't be further from that. He is truly gifted." "Black Mass" co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, »
Just yesterday we got our first official image of Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in Black Mass. A lot of comments said it just looked like Depp with a bald cap on and nothing more special than that. To those people I say take a look at this new teaser for Scott Cooper's film and tell me that Depp doesn't chill you to the bone. And here is the official synopsis for the film. In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James .Whitey. Bulger (Johnny »
- Alex Maidy
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