Black Mass Black Mass Untitled Whitey Bulger Project

Black Mass movie poster
2015 | R | Crime Action Drama

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob... more


In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, September 18, 2015 Release

Cast

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Screenwriter

Mark Mallouk
Scott Cooper

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Rating MPAA

R for brutal violence, language throughout, some sexual references and brief drug use.

Storylines 3 more

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.
official plot version from warnerbros.com



Production Notes

  • Based on Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill's book "Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob."
Also Known As
  • Black Mass
  • Untitled Whitey Bulger Project
Shooting Locations
  • September 2011: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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