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Black Mass (September 18)

6. Black Mass (September 18)

Dir. Scott Cooper

6 of 11

Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) newest film is a large-scale biopic that star Johnny Depp (Transcendence, Dark Shadows) hopes will revive his recent string of flops. Black Massfollows Depp as Boston gangster Whitey Bulger (of whose story The Departed takes some interpretation), chronicling Bulger’s abuse of power and ultimately leading to his decision to inform on his competition to the FBI.  Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, “Sherlock”) co-stars as Bulger’s brother, Massachusetts State Senator Bill Bulger—Whitey’s source of influence. Rounding out the cast is: Joel Edgerton, Corey Stoll, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Juno Temple, Adam Scott and Peter Sarsgaard; written by Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow) and Mark Mallouk.

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