Johnny Depp is Now Whitey Bulger in a First BLACK MASS Still

Johnny Depp Whitey Bulger

Yesterday we got the first look at Johnny Depp as tied-up Jack Sparrow, and now he’s sporting quite different look for the upcoming crime drama Black Mass.

We already saw images from the shoot of the Scott Cooper‘s film with Depp going back to Donnie Brasco roots, but audience got a sneak peek at CinemaCon yesterday and we can now get our first official look at the actor in character.

Cooper told EW of the scene depicted in the photo:

To re-create Bulger’s intimidating style and persona, Cooper and Depp pored over surveillance tapes and old FBI photographs. In the scene (shown below) Depp’s Bulger walks down the street after killing a man in a parking lot. “He murdered him in front of numerous witnesses in broad daylight,” Cooper says. “In a word, Whitey was brazen.”

Johnny Depp Whitey Bulger

The film hits theaters on September 18th and co-stars Joel Edgerton as Bulger’s childhood friend John Connolly. The two grew up together on the streets of South Boston, only to reunite decades later. but this time, Connolly is a major figure in the FBI’s Boston office and Whitey has become godfather of the Irish Mob.

Black Mass also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, Corey Stoll, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Jesse Plemons and Peter Sarsgaard.