Black Mass

Release date: September 18, 2015

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: Scott Cooper

MPAA Rating: N/A

Screenwriter:

Starring: Adam Scott, Johnny Depp, Juno Temple, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson

Genre: Drama, Crime

Duration: N/A

Copyright Holder: N/A

Copyright: N/A

Plot Summary:

The project is based on the book "Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI and a Devil's Deal," by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill. Originally called "Black Mass," the project is currently untitled. The film tells the story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish street punk in Boston with a penchant for rape and robbery, who spent much of his early life incarcerated. When released from Alcatraz, Whitey returned to his thug lifestyle and rose to power in organized crime by using his FBI informant status to bring down the Italian mafia in New England. He and his fellow hood Steve Flemmi, fed incriminating information on the Italian mob to FBI agents John J. Connolly Jr. and Dick Morris, allowing them to make highly publicized arrests while Bulger filled the void in the upper echelon of Boston organized crime. Whitey Bulger reigned as crime boss into the 1990's until a corruption investigation disgraced Morris, who admitted to taking bribes from Bulger and, with Connolly's alleged assistance, aided and abetted criminal activities involving narcotics, extortion, and murder. Bulger escaped arrest and was on the run for more than a decade, before being apprehended in Santa Monica, CA in 2012.

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