Black Mass

Movie information

Based on the true story of Whitey Bulger, one of the most notorious gangsters in U.S. history. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for brutal violence, language throughout, some sexual references and brief drug use.
Released on:
September 18, 2015  

Production Companies:
Cross Creek Pictures, Le Grisbi Productions, Infinitum Nihil, RatPac Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Ridgerock Entertainment Group
Distributors:
Warner Bros

Status: Post-production

Cast:
Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Julianne Nicholson, Rory Cochrane, David Harbour

Director: Scott Cooper

Screenwriter: Jez Butterworth, Mark Mallouk
Script: Book Adaptation

Genre: Crime, Drama, True Story
About the film:
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true 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.
Rated R for brutal violence, language throughout, some sexual references and brief drug use.

Project Timeline:
Jan. 14, 2009: Director: Jim Sheridan, Writer: Jim Sheridan, Nye Heron
May 17, 2011: Writer: Russell Gewirtz (new script)

Related links:
  • Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish MobTrue Crime Books)


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