James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger, Jr. served as an informant to the FBI about the Italian mafia and in return they turned a blind eye to Bulger’s crimes. He went on to became one of Boston’s feared gangsters.
Johnny Depp is almost unrecognizable in this first trailer for Black Mass, the story of a FBI informant that tried to use his position to take down a rival gang invading on his turf.
Title: Black Mass | Release Date US: 18th September | UK: 25th September
BLACK MASS tells 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. However, after the Feds closed in on their targets, they double crossed Bulger and ultimately prosecuted him, along with his partner in crime and the original FBI agent working with him.