Benedict Cumberbatch Replaces Guy Pearce in BLACK MASS; Adam Scott Joins Cast

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Production is currently underway on director Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) Whitey Bulger film Black Mass with Johnny Depp in the lead role, but a couple of last-minute casting changes have been made.  Guy Pearce was originally set to play the mob boss’ brother, Billy Bulger, but the Boston Globe reports that Pearce had to drop out for unknown reasons and now Benedict Cumberbatch will fill the role.  The London-born Cumberbatch did a surprisingly solid job of nailing the Oklahoma accent for last year’s August: Osage County, so he makes a fine addition to Black Mass.  Additionally, THR adds that Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott has signed on to play an FBI agent in the crime drama, marking a change of pace for the comedic actor.

Cooper is coming off the commercially disappointing Out of the Furnace, but Black Mass is shaping up to be quite promising.  In addition to Depp, Cumberbatch, and Scott, the cast also includes Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, and Jesse Plemons.  A release date has yet to be set, but a fall 2015 release (ie. an awards push) for Black Mass doesn’t seem out of the question.




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  • TimeTravelMan

    Are you forgetting that Adam Scott already played an FBI agent in Torque?

  • zeebuszebawian

    “The London-born Cumberbatch did a surprisingly solid job of nailing the Oklahoma accent for last year’s August: Osage County, so he makes a fine addition to Black Mass.”

    No, Shitwood, just because someone can “nail” an American accent does not logically mean that he “makes a fine addition” to a film about American gangsters. Quit being so pretentious and douchey in your undeservedly arrogant opinion pieces.

  • stephens

    I really hope this is good, Johnny Depp needs a win. That set shot the other day of him in old man prosthetics though…..I’m not so sure. He looked like Johnny Knoxville in bad grandpa

  • Redjester

    Although I’m a pretty big fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, I would much rather have seen Guy Pierce in the role. Still, if Pierce couldn’t do it, Cumberbatch will be a more than adequate stand-in.

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