Pic also stars Guy Pearce and Joel Edgerton with Scott Cooper directing. Cross Creek will co-finance with Warner Bros.
Pic is based on Bulger’s life story as one of America’s most famous crime bosses. Besides being a crime boss, Bulger was also an FBI informant who used this status as a way to eliminate criminal competition. After being tipped off by a childhood friend who worked for the FBI in the early 2000s about the feds being on to him, Bulger went on the lam, living with his girlfriend in a Santa Monica apartment building, and was not caught until 2011.
Courtenay Valenti is overseeing for the studio.
This marks Johnson’s first major part since landing the highly-coveted role of Anastasia Grey in Universal