[Movies] Scott Cooper May Direct Black Mass Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.14.2014
The Whitey Bulger biopic...
Deadline reports that the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass may be back in production with Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) directing. The film fell apart last year (after being planned last summer) when negotiations with Johnny Depp came to a halt. Depp may end up playing Bulger after all.
Here's a synopsis: 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.
It will be produced by Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust, John Lesher, and Christi Dembrowski.