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Johnny Depp will star as notorious gangster Whitey Bulger in "Black Mass," an upcoming film that "Rain Man" director Barry Levinson will direct, Cross Creek Pictures and Exclusive Media announced on Saturday. Cross Creek and Exclusive Media are co-producing and co-financing the project, which Universal will release domestically as part of its deal with Cross Creek. The film's title stems from the New York Times bestseller "Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob." Written by Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerald O'Neill, the »

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