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Today we have a new trailer for "Black Mass" crime film, starring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, and Peter Sarsgaard. 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. "Black Mass" is directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) and is set to hit theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »
Read More: Johnny Depp Heading to Venice Film Festival for 'Black Mass' World Premiere Johnny Depp looks ready for his Oscar in the chilling new trailer for Scott Cooper's "Black Mass." Based on the book of the same name by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, the drama stars Depp as notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, who became an FBI informant to eliminate criminal competition from the '70s to the early '90s. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton and Peter Sarsgaard, among many others. The film will have its world premiere at an out-of-competion screening at the Venice Film Festival. It hits theaters September 18. Read More: Watch: Johnny Depp Turns Cold-Blooded Mob Boss In The New Trailer For Crime Drama ‘Black Mass’ »
- Zack Sharf
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster Jimmy Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their 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 while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.
The film also features Rory Cochrane as Steve Flemmi, Whitey’s closest partner in crime; Jesse Plemons as Whitey’s main henchman, Kevin Weeks; W Earl Brown as Bulger hit man Johnny Martorano; David Harbour as FBI Agent John Morris, who is complicit in the deal between Bulger and Connolly; Dakota Johnson as Lindsey Cyr, Whitey’s former girlfriend and mother of his only child; Julianne Nicholson as John Connolly’s wife, »
- Michelle McCue
Literally every actor in Hollywood who wasn't in The Departed or The Town signed on for the Whitey Bulger biopic to prove that they, too, could do a convincing Boston accent. Seriously, this trailer is like playing Whack-a-Mole with famous people: There's Landry from Fnl! And here's Johnny Depp! And over there, Benedict Cumberbatch! Now the dude from The Great Gatsby! Then it gets harder: Peter Sarsgaard and Kevin Bacon, for a few seconds each! Corey Stoll, getting a laugh line out of nowhere! Wait — was that Amanda Peet or Dakota Johnson? There are so many people in this movie, there's not even enough room to put their first names at the end of the trailer. »
- Nate Jones
Johnny Depp is virtually unrecognizable as notorious gangster Whitey Bulger in the latest trailer for Black Mass. We’ve had some earlier looks at the film which boasts a stacked cast of actors including Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, Joel Edgerton, Corey Stoll, and Adam Scott.
Already slated to play at Tiff, Black Mass brings us the true story of Bulger, the infamously violent gangster brother of a state senator (played by Cumberbatch) who eventually became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family from invading his South Boston home turf.
The brand new trailer ups the pacing thanks to the catchy track “Till It’s Gone” by Yelawolf, revealing some new scenes for the first time, including a look at Benedict Cumberbatch’s dancing skills. The latest trailer focuses more on the film’s plot with Bulger’s central role as a mythic »
- Rachel West
The third trailer for Johnny Depp‘s “Black Mass” shows that James “Whitey” Bulger is practically involved in every crime in the United States. Depp plays James “Whitey” Bulger, the real-life leader of the Winter Hill Gang, which controlled large parts of South Boston for years through fear and violence. The trailer, set to Yelawolf’s “Till It’s Gone,” shows how dangerous Bulger really is while showcasing the amazing cast’s lineup. In addition to Depp, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard and Kevin Bacon. Scott Cooper directs. It is set to hit theaters »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Are you ready to be terrified like never before this fall? Black Mass has Johnny Depp slipping into the role of real-life gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, and it could be the moment that defines his career. A third trailer has arrived, which showcases the actor's immense talent. And it's clear that, as of this moment, he is the one to beat at this year's Oscars.
Black Mass arrives from Warner Bros. Pictures this September, just as the awards season starts to really heat up. Scott Cooper, known for his acclaimed dramas Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace, returns to direct. And he has assembled an excellent supporting cast to back-up his leading man, Johnny Depp. Appearing in the movie are Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Jesse Plemons and Adam Scott.
When Scott Cooper’s Black Mass was announced, many criticized the mobster drama for seemingly glorifying the reign of terror that James “Whitey” Bulger carried out across the city of Boston for years even while working as an FBI informant to take down the Italian mob. And, unfortunately, the first full trailer for the pic likely won’t do much to set their minds at ease.
Though Johnny Depp’s transformative portrayal of the gangster certainly paints him as an unsavory, sadistic character, the preview makes the mistake of soundtracking the gangster’s apparent invincibility and penchant for brutality with Yelawolf’s “Till It’s Gone,” a pulse-pounding track that romanticizes the dangerous nature of his criminal lifestyle.
Still, though Black Mass isn’t looking like the most sensitive treatment of Bulger’s story, especially given that the families of many of his victims still grieve and suffer today as »
- Isaac Feldberg
Following on from that creepy teaser trailer a few months back, the full length trailer has now arrived for Scott Cooper's "Black Mass," a biopic of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger and his friendship with corrupt FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton). Together they used Bulger's status as a federal informant to take down his rivals.
- Garth Franklin
Rome — The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a potentially strong lineup with enough studio/specialty titles toplining A-list stars — including Jake Gyllenhaal (“Everest”), Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”) and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) — to boost its role as a classy awards-season platform, plus new works by Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Sokurov, Amos Gitai, Marco Bellocchio and many other high-caliber international auteurs.
As previously announced, Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain-climbing thriller “Everest” from Universal, starring Gyllenhaal, will open Venice out of competition on Sept. 2 — a nice coup for artistic director Alberto Barbera, segueing from “Birdman” as opener last year, and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” in 2013.
With Toronto less aggressive in its push to secure more world preems, Venice is bowing several hot titles — including Cary Fukunaga’s child-soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation,” Atom Egoyan’s “Remember” and Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” featuring Michael Keaton’s first post-“Birdman” screen appearance — that are subsequently Toronto-bound. »
- Nick Vivarelli
Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller The Martian, starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut, and Black Mass, a Seventies-era crime drama about notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger (played by Johnny Depp), are among the first crop of movies announced for this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
The Martian — based on the bestseller by Andy Weir — will make its world premiere at Tiff. It stars Damon as an astronaut left to fend for himself on the red planet after being separated from his crew in their attempt to flee Mars amidst a storm. »
The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate. Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition." It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next." Notable films that will have premiered »
- Gregory Ellwood
With the Venice Film Festival slowly confirming its line-up for this year’s 72nd festival, news has come via Variety that Warner Bros. Pictures’ crime drama Black Mass is to have its world premiere out of competition.
Directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace), Black Mass stars Johnny Depp (Public Enemies) as notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger alongside a stellar cast including Joel Edgerton (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Peter Sarsgaard (Night Moves), Adam Scott (The Overnight), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man) and Kevin Bacon (Cop Car).
See Also: Watch the new trailer for Black Mass
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 true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, »
- Scott J. Davis
Universal is giving "Jem and the Holograms" fans a chance to appear in the upcoming teen-musical fantasy. Winners of this digital casting call will be selected based on "Jem"-inspired videos posted on social channels like YouTube.
The 'Star in Jem' contest is inviting anyone to post multiple videos of themselves singing or dancing to one of the songs from the movie (after downloading music from the site). For actors, the studio is looking for testimonials addressed to the fictional Jem about "how she has given you courage to be yourself." [Source: Variety]
The series launched this spring to just 430,000 total viewers and mixed reviews, and it failed to pick up an Emmy nomination. [Source: The Live Feed]
- Garth Franklin
Read More: Watch: Johnny Depp Turns Cold-Blooded Mob Boss In The New Trailer For Crime Drama ‘Black Mass’ Just days after the New York Film Festival lined up the world premiere of Don Cheadle's directorial debut "Miles Ahead," the fall film festival circuit continues to take shape thanks to the 72nd Venice Film Festival, which has secured the world premiere of Scott Cooper's "Black Mass." The Johnny Depp-starring drama will screen out-of-competition. Based on the book of the same name by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, the drama stars Depp as notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, who became an FBI informant to eliminate criminal competition from the '70s to the early '90s. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton and Peter Sarsgaard, among many others. The film will be released on September 18. The Venice Film Festival runs September 2-12. As previously announced, »
- Zack Sharf
Johnny Depp crime-drama biopic will play out of competition at the 72nd Biennale.
Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, which tells the true story of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, will receive its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival (September 2-12) on September 4 in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema at Venice Lido.
Johnny Depp stars as Bulger alongside Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Of Grey), Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead), Rory Cochrane (Argo), Jesse Plemons (Paul) and Kevin Bacon (Apollo 13).
Edgerton plays an FBI agent who forms an alliance with Bulger in an attempt to take down their mutual rival the Italian mob.
Producers are John Lesher, Brian Oliver, Scott Cooper, Patrick McCormick, and Tyler Thompson, with Brett Ratner, James Packer, Peter Mallouk, Ray Mallouk, Christopher Woodrow, Brett Granstaff, Gary Granstaff, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross serving as executive producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures »
As it turns out, those early reports were correct. Today, the Biennale di Venezia announced the out-of-competition world premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated drama "Black Mass," directed by Scott Cooper ("Crazy Heart," "Out of the Furnace") at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. The mobster drama stars Johnny Depp as notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, along with an ensemble cast that features Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, and Kevin Bacon. "Black Mass" makes the second out of competition film announced in Vence after "Everest," the opening night film. Read More: The Fall Festival 50: Our Wishlist For The Venice, Telluride And Toronto Film Festivals "Black Mass" will be screened on Friday September 4th 2015 in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema at Venice Lido. Directed by Alberto Barbera and »
- Rodrigo Perez
Venice Film Festival organizers today announced that Black Mass, the Johnny Depp-starring biopic of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, will get its world premiere out of competition at this year’s fest. Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), the film also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard and Kevin Bacon. The film will screen September 4 in the Sala Grande. Venice’s dates this year are… »
“Black Mass” will screen on Friday, Sept. 4, in the Sala Grande venue in the Lido’s Palazzo del Cinema.
“Black Mass,” which Warner Bros. will release in the U.S. on Sept. 18, is a biopic of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, played by Depp, who became an FBI informant and used this status to eliminate criminal competition during the 1970s, ’80s and early ’90s. The Italian release is scheduled for Oct. 1.
- Nick Vivarelli
Set at Yale University in 1961 during the trial of Adolf Eichmann, it features people who believe they are giving a friendly stranger (Gaffigan) in another room an electric shock because they are told to do so.
Despite his pleas, those involved in the experiment continue to administer the shocks because they are told to.
It raises interesting questions against the trial of Eichmann as to how far a person will go if they are told to do something.
Stanley Milgram (Sarsgaard), the creator behind the experiment, divides the country as some celebrate his work and others question it.
Ryder co-stars as his supportive wife Sasha. »
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