Johnny Depp's last few films haven't been his greatest, but that's about to change thanks to the upcoming crime drama Black Mass!
The 51-year-old is playing Whitey Bulger, an infamous violent criminal in South Boston who became an FBI informant to take down the Italian Mafia!
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Director Scott Cooper talked about how scary close the actor was in comparison to the real life criminal once Depp got in character, explaining:
"A lot of people on set knew Whitey intimately. They got chills at the resemblance. Some of them couldn't even look at [Depp]."
The trailer is reminiscent of a Martin Scorsese gangster film, with some humor (funny? funny how?) and a good old fashioned intimidation scene during a seemingly innocent dinner. We also catch a peek at Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Bulger's state senator brother!
Ch-ch-check out Johnny's new look and the rest of the star studded cast in the trailer (above!)
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