Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Johnny Depp will chill you to the bone in the first trailer for Black Mass

04.23.2015

Just yesterday we got our first official image of Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in BLACK MASS. A lot of comments said it just looked like Depp with a bald cap on and nothing more special than that. To those people I say take a look at this new teaser for Scott Cooper's film and tell me that Depp doesn't chill you to the bone.

And here is the official synopsis for the film.

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 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.

I sense a little bit of Al Pacino and a hell of a lot of Christopher Walken in this performance and that is enough to tell me this is going to be something special. Plus, the cast for this movie is pretty amazing on it's own. Alongside Johnny Depp, BLACK MASS also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, Rory Cochrane, David Harbour, Dakota Johnson, , Julianne Nicholson, James Russo, Adam Scott, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, W. Earl Brown, Bill Camp, Brad Carter, and Jeremy Strong. If this scene is just a tease of what the rest of the film is like, we may have found a contender for one of the best movies of the year.

BLACK MASS opens on September 18th.

CLICK IMAGE TO OPEN GALLERY & SEE MORE PICS...

Source: Apple Trailers

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+0
9:00PM on 04/25/2015

The contacts are a little over the top.

The crazy eyes are a little too much. I've read a lot about Whitey Bulger, and have seen tons of pictures and videos of him, and his eyes don't really look like that. But the performance is right on. I wonder how they're going to frame this movie? In a lot of gangster flicks the central character is portrayed as a good, or at least sympathetic, character. Whitey Bulger was neither of those. He was a vicious fucking psychopath with no code or restraint. I am curious to see how they portray him
The crazy eyes are a little too much. I've read a lot about Whitey Bulger, and have seen tons of pictures and videos of him, and his eyes don't really look like that. But the performance is right on. I wonder how they're going to frame this movie? In a lot of gangster flicks the central character is portrayed as a good, or at least sympathetic, character. Whitey Bulger was neither of those. He was a vicious fucking psychopath with no code or restraint. I am curious to see how they portray him as the protagonist of a film.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:56PM on 04/24/2015

Holy crap.

This looks amazing. Welcome back, Mr. Depp (hopefully).
This looks amazing. Welcome back, Mr. Depp (hopefully).
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:58PM on 04/24/2015
My interest has gone from a 2 to a 9, real quick. Just sayin'.
My interest has gone from a 2 to a 9, real quick. Just sayin'.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:12AM on 04/24/2015

That teaser

Made up for the shit he has been in over the last ten years. That was old school Depp right there! Please, let him keep doing films like these!
Made up for the shit he has been in over the last ten years. That was old school Depp right there! Please, let him keep doing films like these!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:51AM on 04/24/2015
Holy crap! Depp's eyes! He looks like a demented leprechaun! This looks pretty good.
Holy crap! Depp's eyes! He looks like a demented leprechaun! This looks pretty good.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
1:32AM on 04/24/2015
Looks great,but anybody worried about the release date? September is usually a dump month for studios. The contenders tend to be geared towards october/November
Looks great,but anybody worried about the release date? September is usually a dump month for studios. The contenders tend to be geared towards october/November
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:55PM on 04/24/2015
September/October is actually a pretty popular time for semi-prestigious crime dramas. Seem to recall Eastern Promises got a September release, and Viggo Mortensen got an Oscar nom out of the deal.
September/October is actually a pretty popular time for semi-prestigious crime dramas. Seem to recall Eastern Promises got a September release, and Viggo Mortensen got an Oscar nom out of the deal.
10:52PM on 04/23/2015
Depp may get his due. Oscar loves a transformation. Plus this gets a thumbs up for having Kevin Bacon in it.
Depp may get his due. Oscar loves a transformation. Plus this gets a thumbs up for having Kevin Bacon in it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:46PM on 04/23/2015
Not if Leo takes his first
Not if Leo takes his first
12:06AM on 04/24/2015
Not that Leo isn't worthy, he is one of my favorites. However he just looks like Leo playing a mountain man (he should of won for The Aviator) whereas, Depp is embodying the character with pasty skin, balding hair, bad teeth, and from what others who knew Bulger are saying, spot on mannerisms. This is what Oscar loves. Hence previous winners of Oscars who became their real life counterparts on film: Gandhi, Raging Bull, Philadelphia, Ray, Capote, Milk, Lincoln, etc. to name a few.
Not that Leo isn't worthy, he is one of my favorites. However he just looks like Leo playing a mountain man (he should of won for The Aviator) whereas, Depp is embodying the character with pasty skin, balding hair, bad teeth, and from what others who knew Bulger are saying, spot on mannerisms. This is what Oscar loves. Hence previous winners of Oscars who became their real life counterparts on film: Gandhi, Raging Bull, Philadelphia, Ray, Capote, Milk, Lincoln, etc. to name a few.
10:44PM on 04/23/2015
Seemed a bit cheesy to me.
Seemed a bit cheesy to me.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+2
8:45PM on 04/23/2015
Being born and raised in East Boston, this hits a little closer to home. I remember when the hunt for Bulger began, was all over the front pages of the Herald and Globe every day, for the longest time. That said, can't wait for this one, Depp looks to be in rare form, I smell in Oscar in the making.
Being born and raised in East Boston, this hits a little closer to home. I remember when the hunt for Bulger began, was all over the front pages of the Herald and Globe every day, for the longest time. That said, can't wait for this one, Depp looks to be in rare form, I smell in Oscar in the making.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:46PM on 04/23/2015
That's a fucking teaser right there. That was so effective and Depp looks CREEPY as shit. Something about those eyes man. Cannot wait for this! Oscar nom bound!
That's a fucking teaser right there. That was so effective and Depp looks CREEPY as shit. Something about those eyes man. Cannot wait for this! Oscar nom bound!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:27PM on 04/23/2015

So Depp isn't dead?

Sounds like the most interesting Depp's project since Sleepy Hollow (1999)...
Sounds like the most interesting Depp's project since Sleepy Hollow (1999)...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:06PM on 04/23/2015

Damn, that was good

That's the kind of performance Depp needs to do more often. I hope the rest of this film matches up.
That's the kind of performance Depp needs to do more often. I hope the rest of this film matches up.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
6:14PM on 04/23/2015
Johnny Depp swapped bodies with Christopher Walken to get Walken to save his career. It looks like it's working.
Johnny Depp swapped bodies with Christopher Walken to get Walken to save his career. It looks like it's working.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:07PM on 04/23/2015

It looks very good, but my thumbs down is for the end of the trailer.

I was hoping that Depp wouldn't start laughing when he's done talking, because that's done so much, it's not original. Then the end happened, and what do ya know, he did. It ruined what could have been an awesome, chilling scene.
I was hoping that Depp wouldn't start laughing when he's done talking, because that's done so much, it's not original. Then the end happened, and what do ya know, he did. It ruined what could have been an awesome, chilling scene.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:17PM on 04/23/2015
No, the cliché is when the baddie starts laughing, then pulls his gun and blows the guy away. I've seen that far more often, and that's what I was expecting at the end of this trailer.
No, the cliché is when the baddie starts laughing, then pulls his gun and blows the guy away. I've seen that far more often, and that's what I was expecting at the end of this trailer.
7:18PM on 04/23/2015
"No, the cliche is when the baddie starts laughing, then pulls his gun and blows the guy away."

They're both cliches.....

"No, the cliche is when the baddie starts laughing, then pulls his gun and blows the guy away."

They're both cliches.....

8:11AM on 04/24/2015
Agree with you here Bob.
He has that stare and those eyes working for this character. I like when theres an intense stare down, you won't know what happens until you see the movie.
Agree with you here Bob.
He has that stare and those eyes working for this character. I like when theres an intense stare down, you won't know what happens until you see the movie.
2:25AM on 04/25/2015
Thank you, Leadhand83.
Thank you, Leadhand83.
5:53PM on 04/23/2015

Finally, a good movie with Depp in it?

This definitely boost my confidence in Depp being both comedic and sadistic. I hope it actually turns out to be a good movie...
This definitely boost my confidence in Depp being both comedic and sadistic. I hope it actually turns out to be a good movie...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:53PM on 04/23/2015
Wow....That was badass...Almost right up there with "I'm funny how? Funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you?" ITs been a while since I've seen a truly classic Gangster film. High hopes for this one....
Wow....That was badass...Almost right up there with "I'm funny how? Funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you?" ITs been a while since I've seen a truly classic Gangster film. High hopes for this one....
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:43AM on 04/26/2015
That's what I DIDN'T like about. I got the Pesci/Goodfellas vibe immediately.

Still looks like it could be a good one.
That's what I DIDN'T like about. I got the Pesci/Goodfellas vibe immediately.

Still looks like it could be a good one.
5:33PM on 04/23/2015
It looks great, but there's another Pirates and Mad Hatter waiting in the wings to Norbit away all the good will.
It looks great, but there's another Pirates and Mad Hatter waiting in the wings to Norbit away all the good will.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+4
5:33PM on 04/23/2015

It's about time!

Damn, it's good to see Depp return to form. This looks to be the kind of performance I was hoping he was going to turn out in Public Enemies. Nothing against his performance in that (I felt the movie as a whole was a let down). He always gives his work 100%.... But lately, those movies haven't met the caliber of his talent. Let's hope the movie lives up to the trailer.
Damn, it's good to see Depp return to form. This looks to be the kind of performance I was hoping he was going to turn out in Public Enemies. Nothing against his performance in that (I felt the movie as a whole was a let down). He always gives his work 100%.... But lately, those movies haven't met the caliber of his talent. Let's hope the movie lives up to the trailer.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:17PM on 04/23/2015
Looks good but I am getting SOOOOO tired of this bad ass gangster that threatens people out of the blue only to laugh at them later like its a joke. This has become its own stereotype.
Looks good but I am getting SOOOOO tired of this bad ass gangster that threatens people out of the blue only to laugh at them later like its a joke. This has become its own stereotype.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:04PM on 04/23/2015

Depp is back

great to see him do what he does best, immerse himself into a compelling performance, not some quirky junk. Also excited to see Cooper execute this material, man is talented but needed that killer script.
great to see him do what he does best, immerse himself into a compelling performance, not some quirky junk. Also excited to see Cooper execute this material, man is talented but needed that killer script.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:52PM on 04/23/2015
This could make up for The Lone Ranger,and maybe Mordecai.
This could make up for The Lone Ranger,and maybe Mordecai.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:28PM on 04/23/2015

Looks like...

Depp will finally get his freakin oscar :) this was really bone chilling, this actually scared me more then a horror movie. That to me is great awesome acting.
Depp will finally get his freakin oscar :) this was really bone chilling, this actually scared me more then a horror movie. That to me is great awesome acting.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:15PM on 04/23/2015

Johnny Depp

I don't consider Johnny Depp a very good "actor". Let me explain. I think he's a wonderful "entertainer". I love watching him play roles. He is very entertaining. Kinda like Leo DiCaprio. Leo's gotta get out of the habit of shouting in all his movies. Shouting isn't acting. Anyway, the point is, this movie looks like is gonna make Depp a good "actor" in my eyes, and I'm damn excited about that.
I don't consider Johnny Depp a very good "actor". Let me explain. I think he's a wonderful "entertainer". I love watching him play roles. He is very entertaining. Kinda like Leo DiCaprio. Leo's gotta get out of the habit of shouting in all his movies. Shouting isn't acting. Anyway, the point is, this movie looks like is gonna make Depp a good "actor" in my eyes, and I'm damn excited about that.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:12PM on 04/23/2015

Perfect Trailer

That is a perfect trailer. It gets you interested, gives you chills and only tells you a smidge of what the movie is about.
That is a perfect trailer. It gets you interested, gives you chills and only tells you a smidge of what the movie is about.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:56PM on 04/24/2015
haha I love how "gives you chills" is a component for a good trailer
haha I love how "gives you chills" is a component for a good trailer
3:51PM on 04/23/2015
Even I was intimidate there....
Wow, looks amazing. About time Depp goes back to a movie that feels more like Blow or Donnie Brasco
Even I was intimidate there....
Wow, looks amazing. About time Depp goes back to a movie that feels more like Blow or Donnie Brasco
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:24PM on 04/23/2015

I haven't even watched the trailer yet

but that cast list alone sold me
but that cast list alone sold me
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:08PM on 04/23/2015
That was one hell of a trailer. It sold me.
That was one hell of a trailer. It sold me.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+7
3:05PM on 04/23/2015
I fucking love Kevin Bacon.
I fucking love Kevin Bacon.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:53PM on 04/23/2015
Me too, man. Me too.
Me too, man. Me too.
2:59PM on 04/23/2015

Wow!

Very effective trailer, sets a mood that I hope translates to the final product. Hopefully this gets Depp back on track.
Very effective trailer, sets a mood that I hope translates to the final product. Hopefully this gets Depp back on track.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:55PM on 04/23/2015
Holy shit. That scene was amazing. It reminded of the third season of "Boardwalk Empire".Some of the scenes with Bobby Cannavale were like that.
Holy shit. That scene was amazing. It reminded of the third season of "Boardwalk Empire".Some of the scenes with Bobby Cannavale were like that.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:48PM on 04/23/2015
looks really good count me in
looks really good count me in
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:42PM on 04/23/2015

That Cast!

I'm fuckin sold. Although I know little about the real man. Is that dialect and look even close to what he really sounded like?
I'm fuckin sold. Although I know little about the real man. Is that dialect and look even close to what he really sounded like?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:39PM on 04/23/2015
Jaezus.
Jaezus.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+4
2:38PM on 04/23/2015
wow, looks pretty good. will it be a box office smash? probably not. but it'll remind people how talented he is. now if he'd just stop with the Pirates movies....
wow, looks pretty good. will it be a box office smash? probably not. but it'll remind people how talented he is. now if he'd just stop with the Pirates movies....
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:38PM on 04/23/2015

Wow... Impressive Looking Performance

If Johnny Depp can hold character the whole movie, we could be in for a quite a treat with this one. I'm sold.
If Johnny Depp can hold character the whole movie, we could be in for a quite a treat with this one. I'm sold.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:34PM on 04/23/2015
Looks terrific and welcome back Johnny Depp! (for now).
Looks terrific and welcome back Johnny Depp! (for now).
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Movie Hottie Of The Week

More