First Look: Johnny Depp is Balding as Whitey Bulger in 'Black Mass'

April 22, 2015
Source: EW

Black Mass

Over the years, we've seen Johnny Depp in a wide variety of make-up and wigs, but rarely have we seen him like this. The first photo from the forthcoming crime drama Black Mass has surfaced, and it shows a balding Depp as real-life, infamous crime boss Whitey Bulger in the story about how this brother of a state senator (Benedict Cumberbatch), became the most feared gangster in Boston while also serving as an FBI informant to take down the Italian Mafia. On set, director Scott Cooper says of Depp's look, "A lot of people on set knew Whitey intimately. They got chills at the resemblance. Some of them couldn’t even look at him.”

Here's the first photo from Scott Cooper's Black Mass from EW:

Black Mass

Black Mass is directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) and written by Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow, Get on Up) and newcomer Mark Mallouk. The film tells the true story of crime boss Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp), the brother of a state senator (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down an Italian Mafia family invading his turf. Adam Scott ("Parks & Recreation") also stars in the film as FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick and Warner Bros. Pictures releases the film this fall on September 18th. Interested?

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


YES YES YES. This feels like Depp going back to doing good work like in Fear and Loathing, Donnie Brasco, etc. I really think this will be the film that brings him back in good favor. At least I'm hoping.

IamSlave on Apr 22, 2015


Dont forget the brilliant Ed Wood. One of my favs!

Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 22, 2015


Rarely seen him like this ? Outside of the glasses he almost looks like Raoul Duke from Fear and Loathing

Tester on Apr 22, 2015



Willy Billy on Apr 22, 2015


finally a Depp film that looks worth paying money to see.

ColtNoir on Apr 22, 2015


Looks incredible.

Willy Billy on Apr 22, 2015


This looks like a heavy story and finally a Depp that sheds the whole Captain Jack Sparrow atittude.

Matthew on Apr 22, 2015


Nice. Good director and cast.

Xerxexx on Apr 22, 2015


Dat jawline. Will see this for sure!

DAVIDPD on Apr 22, 2015

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