The Warner Bros. gangster biopic debuts September 18 and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton and Kevin Bacon
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 September 18.
The Warner Bros. film is a true story of how Bulger became the most powerful and feared man in Boston.
In real life, Bulger fled Boston shortly before his 1995 racketeering indictment.
One of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted, he eluded a worldwide manhunt until he was captured in Santa Monica, Calif in 2011.
A federal jury convicted him in 2013 on charges of participating in 11 murders, drug trafficking, racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and other crimes.
He was given two life sentences in prison plus five years by a federal judge.