BLACK MASS Set Photos: Johnny Depp Recreates Halloran Murder [UPDATED]


UPDATE: New images from the shoot of the crime drama Black Mass in Boston have popped up online with unrecognizable Johnny Depp and his screen sibling Benedict Cumberbatch. Check ’em below!

No doubt Johnny Depp is leaving chocolate factories and pirate ships, and he’s going back to Donnie Brasco roots.

Depp seems to be really getting into the role of James “Whitey” Bulger on the set of the yet-to-be-named mob flick based on the non-fiction novel Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Niell.

He looks almost unrecognizable as the infamous mob boss with thinning hair, tattoos and ill-fitting jeans (looks like Christopher Walken).                                                                                                               Joel-Edgerton-Black-Mass-Set

Aussie actor John Edgerton plays corrupt Boston FBI agent John Connolly.

The action drama also stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Whitey’s brother Billy Bulger, a retired Democratic politician, and Dakota Johnson as Whitey’s ex-wife Lindsey Cyrand.

Warner Bros confirmed that joining the star-studded cast list are Adam Scott, Sienna Miller, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane and Jeremy Strong.

Scott (Parks and Recreation) will reportedly play Robert Fitzpatrick, a former assistant special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office who has said he warned authorities about potential Bulger murder targets, while Miller will play Whitey’s longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig, who was sentenced to eight years in prison after fleeing Boston with him.Johnny-Depp-Black-Mass3

As for Bulger’s crew, Breaking Bad actor Plemons will portray Kevin Weeks and Cochrane (Argo) will play Stephen Flemmi.

Strong will play Josh Bond, who lived in Santa Monica and was a neighbor of Bulger and Greig’s during their time on the run and until their arrest in 2011.

Bulger, the leader of the Winter Hill Gang, was sentenced to life in prison last year after being found guilty of multiple federal charges. He and his lawyers denied accusations that he was ever an informant.

Scott Cooper-directed Black Mass is set to be released in October 2015.

Check out some photos taken in recent days on the set of the Whitey Bulger biopic. In the scene, Johnny Depp is seen with a rifle as he stalks past the bodies of Brian Halloran and Michael Donahue (the 1982 murder).



Besides, Depp’s gorgeous fiancee Amber Heard watched her man in action and looks like she wants to laugh as she’s kissing him when he’s all made up like that.

Amber Heard & Johnny Depp Share A Smooch On Set


Depp looks serious in a charcoal grey double-breasted coat with a drastically receding hairline and wrinkled eyes. Cumberbatch also looks dapper in a bright white dress shirt with his wavy brown hair.


They were shooting at the Church Of The Covenant for the movie that has a release date set for September 18, 2015.