Warner Bros. has released the first Black Mass trailer for writer/director Scott Cooper‘s (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) upcoming drama. The film stars Johnny Depp as notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger, who simultaneously worked as an FBI informant and committed horrible crimes throughout the Boston area for decades.
I’m not sure what to make of this trailer since Depp looks like he’s giving an incredible performance, and I haven’t seen him to do that in a while. Yes, there’s some make up, but it’s not like Depp is letting it do the heavy lifting. The power comes through his voice and intonation, and the movie looks sinister and intense as a result.
Check out the Black Mass trailer below via Warner Bros.. The film opens September 18th, and also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, and Jesse Plemons.
Here’s the synopsis:
BLACK MASS tells 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. However, after the Feds closed in on their targets, they double crossed Bulger and ultimately prosecuted him, along with his partner in crime and the original FBI agent working with him.