Taglines: True story of one of the most notorious gangsters in U.S. history.
The film depicts the true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston. Following a string of too many of his violent actions, he becomes an FBI informant for 30 years in order to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
It starts around the late 1970s and early 1980s when Bulger was just beginning this operation, around the time when he was becoming the crime boss of Irish Winter Hill Gang.
Black Mass is an American crime drama film directed by Scott Cooper and written by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, based on the 2001 book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. The film has an ensemble cast including Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Rory Cochrane, Adam Scott, Dakota Johnson, and Corey Stoll.
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Corey Stoll
Screenplay by: Jez Butterworth, Mark Mallouk
Production Design by: Stefania Cella
Cinematography by: Masanobu Takayanagi
Film Editing by: David Rosenbloom
Costume Design by: Kasia Walicka-Maimone
Set Decoration by; Tracey A. Doyle
Music by: Marco Beltrami
MPAA Rating: R for brutal violence, language throughout, some sexual references and brief drug use.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: September 18, 2015