Johnny Depp will play Whitey Bulger in Black Mass
Johnny Depp has made his contract to act in Black Mass, Scott Cooper will direct about the Boston crime key player turned escapee Whitey Bulger, for Cross Creek Pictures and Exclusive Media. Currently, they are in early speaks with Tom Hardy to play John Connolly, the FBI agent and childhood friend of Bulger, who is in jail for tipping Bulger that he was set to be charged. That led Bulger to go from cruel Boston crime kingpin to the top of the FBI’s most wanted list. Domestic division hasn’t been fixed so far and there are several territories that Exclusive is selling at Berlin, a duty made simpler by these casting expansions. Production will commence in May.