Black Mass stars Johnny Depp as notorious criminal Whitey Bulger, who turns informant for the FBI to combat the Italian mob. In typical Depp style, he looks a little eccentric and he plays someone with major issues, but it feels more dramatic than his typical projects. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Kevin Bacon.
The full trailer and synopsis is below. Black Mass arrives in the UK from 13th November 2015.
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.