After a string of questionable choices, it appears Johnny Depp has found a role he can really sink his teeth into with Black Mass. The latest trailer for the Warner Bros Pictures film finds Depp as notorious gangster Whitey Bulger giving advice to his young son. Following that quiet scene around the dinner table, the Black Mass trailer shows the more dangerous side of Bulger.
In addition to Depp, the cast includes Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Dakota Johnson.
Black Mass opens in theaters on September 18, 2015.
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.