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. Director: Scott Cooper Writers: Mark Mallouk (screenplay), Jez Butterworth (screenplay) | 2 more credits » Stars: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson
With Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ jumping through a few directors lately many of us have wondered why Scott Cooper left the director’s chair right after Ben Affleck left. Well, it looks like we’re finally going to find out and for a nice change it has nothing to do with studio pressure or internal drama. It actually boiled to the story being “a tough story to crack.”
First Look: Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in 'Black Mass'
“He could be charming. He could be ruthless. He was like a cobra—you never knew where he could strike,” says director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) of notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger, played by Johnny Depp in Black Mass (out Sept. 18).