This week a new trailer for the upcoming crime drama, and biographical film BLACK MASS has hit the web and it is fantastic. Directed by Scott Cooper from a screenplay from Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, BLACK MASS takes you to South Boston back in the 70’s a time and place where wise guys and mobsters ran the streets, and tells the tale of one of the most infamous Irish mobsters there was James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp).
FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the 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.
As a huge fan of crime drama’s, mobster movies and as a kid who grew up not to far from Boston I have been patiently awaiting he arrival of this film. As the casting announcements came in the anticipation only grew and finally a first look at this gritty 1970’s mobster film is finally here.
He evaded police for so long but the FBI finally caught up with him and he was finally captured outside of his apartment building in Santa Monica, CA on June 22, 2011 after years of being on the run, he was 81 years old at the time of his arrest. His name is one that most people know, especially on the east coast and news of his capture had people even more excited for the film.
In the new trailer we get a glimpse into the life of Bulger and the gritty streets of Boston in the 70’s. Not only is the film about a notorious gangster known to many but it also has an all-star cast. Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, W. Earl Brown, David Harbour, Dakota Johnson, Julianne Nicholson, Corey Stoll, Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Scott, and Juno Temple star in BLACK MASS.
Take a look at the trailer below and let us know if you are excited for BLACK MASS!
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