Depp Is Whitey Bulger In "Black Mass"

By Garth Franklin Monday February 4th 2013 10:36AM

Johnny Depp is attached to star in Barry Levinson's crime thriller "Black Mass" for Cross Creek and Exclusive International.

The story deals with the feared South Boston criminal Whitey Bulger, who was betrayed by the FBI after he became an informant to bring down a rival crime family.

Bulger was captured in June 2011 in Santa Monica following a 16-year manhunt. The story is based on the New York Times bestseller by former Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerald O'Neill.

Mark Mallouk adapted the screenplay, while Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust, John Lesher and Christi Dembrowski will produce. Shooting kicks off in May.

Source: Screen Daily