Based on the book Black Mass, the movie will take us through the unholy alliance between the FBI and Whitey Bulger, one of the most notorious gangsters in U.S. history.
With the 3rd trailer having dropped a few days ago i can honestly say that i am very much looking forward for this movie.
First let us take a look at the cast: taking the lead role as one of the most dangerous gangsters in US history is Johnny Depp. With his career looking a bit stuck over the last few years Johnny Depp is back in the spotlight with a scary looking role which looks like it suits him 100%.
We then have another favorite of mine and that is non other than Benedict Cumberbatch who takes the role of a senator and Whitey Bulger's brother. Whatever the role we can always count on Benedict to spray some of his magic all over.
Dakota Johnson is also taking a significant role in this movie as the wife, trying to bring up their child and and balance her life with her husbands actions.
Joel Edgerton will take the very important role of the FBI agent protecting and covering his child hood friend Whitey.
Other cast include Kevin Bacon, ant-man villain Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, and Adam Scott.
From what i have seen from the 3 trailers, i can expect a wild ride through the criminal underworld in Boston with political and police connections showing us how Whitey from a small local player grew to top FBI's most wanted list. It will surely have some extremely violent scenes but i can also see them giving us some dark humor to contrast the difference between the criminal life of Whitey and the life at home with him caring for his son a lot.
Could this role nominate Johnny Depp for an award ? I say there are plenty of chances and the key is for the audience to embrace the film because certainly the acting will not disappoint at all.
Black Mass hit's theaters on the 18th of September