Trailer Alert: ‘Black Mass’, The Whitey Bulger Story #BlackMass
Black Mass is one of the most anticipated movies yet to come out this year, and all of that buzz has to do with the main character portrayed by Johnny Depp, James ‘Whitey’ Bulger. For those who don’t know, Whitey Bulger is one of most notorious criminals in history, and his reign of terror lasted several decades. What made Bulger worse than your average criminal is that he struck a deal with the FBI, but still continued to be a world class monster. It’s said that Jack Nicholson’s character in The Departed was loosely based on Bulger, but in the case of ‘Black Mass’, this is basically a fictional documentary. The trailer doesn’t give us much, except intermittent scenes of violence centered around a dinner discussion where it looks like Whitey is going to kill a guy because he gave him his family’s steak recipe. Depp was awesome in Blow and Public Enemies, so I have no doubt he’ll excel here as well. ‘Black Mass’ has no official release date yet, but will be in theaters this year.