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Benedict Cumberbatch replaces Guy Pearce in Black Mass; Adam Scott joins

Director Scott Cooper 's Whitey Bulger film BLACK MASS is currently in production with Johnny Depp in the lead role portraying the criminal James "Whitey" Bulger. There is now a couple of casting changes to report as Guy Pearce , who was originally set to play the mob boss' brother, Billy Bulger, had to drop out for unknown reasons leading Benedict Cumberbatch...

First look at Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in Scott Cooper's Black Mass

Johnny Depp has had a rough go of it the last few years with multiple flops like THE LONE RANGER, DARK SHADOWS, and TRANSCENDENCE, but Depp still manages to secure projects left and right. Hopefully, some of his upcoming projects will restore the luster to Depp's acting talent. One of those is the currently filming BLACK MASS. Portraying the controversial criminal James "Whitey"...

Jesse Plemons joins Johnny Depp in Black Mass. Is he out of Star Wars?

Jesse Plemons looked like as close to a top contender for a role in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII to the point that director J.J. Abrams even confirmed he met with the FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and BREAKING BAD actor for a lead role in the film. But, since then the script has changed quite a bit and actors we once thought were in are now nowhere to be found. This may be why we are hearing that...

Guy Pearce may join Black Mass and Four Lions star cast as Smee in Pan

I have a couple of excellent casting updates for you this morning. Johnny Depp 's Whitey Bulger biopic BLACK MASS had a rough start (with the star leaving the project at one point ), but things are looking fine now. Joel Edgerton will also star in the film, and Variety is reporting Guy Pearce is in talks to join BLACK MASS. If he signs on, Pearce will be playing...

Warner Bros and Joel Edgerton join Johnny Depp on Black Mass

The Johnny Depp -starring Whitey Bulger biopic BLACK MASS, which has been in the works, both with and without Depp, is finally taking solid shape. Warner Bros. has just signed on to co-finance the ambitious historical drama, with an eye toward releasing it in October 2015. In addition, it looks as though Joel Edgerton - and not Tom Hardy - will play the crucial second leading...

Johnny Depp rejoins Whitey Bulger movie Black Mass; Tom Hardy may co-star

After dropping out of the Barry Levinson version of BLACK MASS, Johnny Depp is now back on board, this time for director Scott Cooper . Cooper boarded the film last month. With Whitey Bulger in the news over the last year as he finally was convicted of his crimes, competing projects have been trying to get to the screen. Ben Affleck has a Terrence Winter-scripted version in...

Has Johnny Depp exited the Barry Levinson directed Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass?

Captain Jack Sparrow has abandoned ship! It looks like star Johnny Depp has exited the Barry Levinson directed Whitey Bulger gangster biopic due to budget issues. Depp was set to receive his usual $20 million payday, but when sales for the film didn't drum up much interest at Cannes, the $60-million-budgeted pic was looking to trim some fat, which started at Depp's salary. Apparently,...

Johnny Depp set to star as Boston mobster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass

We received news this weekend that Johnny Depp will be taking on the role of Whitey Bulger, a notorious mobster from Boston who was finally captured in 2011 after being at large for 16 years and on the FBI Top Ten Fugitives List for ten years. The two companies that are co-financing and co-producing the project (Cross Creek Pictures and Exclusive Media) have also snagged Barry...
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