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Warner Bros Finds Johnny Depp As Mobster Whitey Bulger An Offer It Can't Refuse

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Warner Bros is signing on to co-finance and do the worldwide release of Black Mass, the Scott Cooper-directed crime drama that will star Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, the notorious Boston mob boss suspected of using his status as FBI informant to eliminate criminal competition.edgerton3depp3 He also apparently used a tip from a childhood friend-turned-FBI agent that the Feds were closing in as a reason to go on the lam, and spent a decade atop the Most Wanted List until he was finally caught in California in 2011, convicted and sent to prison for the rest of his life. I’m told that it looks like Joel Edgerton will play that disgraced FBI agent, John Connolly. He had been in the mix in the film’s first incarnation with Depp, the latter of whom departed the film over money at one point.

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alycakes2107d ago

This will be interesting. I was following Bulger's trial just recently.