Joel Edgerton Joins Johnny Depp for Black Mass

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On the heels of word this morning that Joel Edgerton will star opposite Michelle Williams in a remake of the Italian thriller The Double Hour, Deadline is reporting that the Great Gatsby star will appear opposite Johnny Depp in the upcoming Black Mass. Edgerton will play FBI agent John Connolly, who was childhood friend of Bulger.

Black Mass tells the true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. However, after the Feds closed in on their targets, they double crossed Bulger and ultimately prosecuted him, along with his partner in crime and the original FBI agent working with him.

Barry Levinson is attached to helm the Cross Creek crime thriller, which will be produced by Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust, John Lesher, and Christi Dembrowski.

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