In the newly released trailer for Warner Bros.’ gangster movie “Black Mass,” Johnny Depp‘s character takes time out to let his son know “If nobody sees it, it didn’t happen.”
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.
“It’s not what you do. It’s when and where you do it and the who you’re doing it to or with,” Bulger says in the trailer. When his girlfriend (Dakota Johnson) asks if it’s appropriate to tell these things to a six year old, Bulger replies, “Yeah.”
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.