Whitey Bulger is one of the most notorious crime lords in America’s history. Many of you no doubt have have heard of the Boston native who spent 16 years on the run before finally being nabbed in 2011, ending his 40-year career as a murderer, drug dealer, money launderer and extortionist.
Black Mass will bring Bulger’s life story to the big screen on September 18.
The film stars an almost unrecognizable Johnny Depp as Bulger. Dakota Johnson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon and Juno Temple also make appearances.
Scott Cooper sits in the director’s chair.
Plot: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Check out the first official trailer below.