September 18, 2015
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Scott Cooper
MPAA Rating: R (for brutal violence, language throughout, some sexual references and brief drug use)
Screenwriter: Scott Cooper
Starring: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Sienna Miller, Adam Scott
Copyright Holder: N/A
Whitey Bulger, now 82 years old, is a former organized crime figure from Boston, Massachusetts. He was said to be a "Robin Hood"-style social bandit who targeted drug kingpins and illegal gambling operations. Beginning in 1975, Bulger served as an informant for the FBI, which ignored his organization in exchange for information on the Italian American Patriarca crime family. In 1994, there was a pending indictment under the RICO act, causing Bulger to remain at large for 16 years. Bulger was arrested on June 22, 2011 on 19 counts of murder in Santa Monica, California. He has not sought bail and remains in custody at the Plymouth County House of Correction in Plymouth, Massachusetts.