[Movies] Jesse Plemons & Juno Temple Headed For Black Mass Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.02.2014
They're circling roles in the gangster film...
Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad) and Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) are in talks for roles in Black Mass. THR reports that the two are in negotiations to join Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce and Dakota Johnson in the Scott Cooper-directed film.
The movie tells the story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish street punk in Boston with a penchant for rape and robbery, who spent much of his early life incarcerated. When released from Alcatraz, Whitey returned to his thug lifestyle and rose to power in organized crime by using his FBI informant status to bring down the Italian mafia in New England. He and his fellow hood Steve Flemmi, fed incriminating information on the Italian mob to FBI agents John J. Connolly Jr. and Dick Morris, allowing them to make highly publicized arrests while Bulger filled the void in the upper echelon of Boston organized crime. Whitey Bulger reigned as crime boss into the 1990's until a corruption investigation disgraced Morris, who admitted to taking bribes from Bulger and, with Connolly's alleged assistance, aided and abetted criminal activities involving narcotics, extortion, and murder. Bulger escaped arrest and was on the run for more than a decade, before being apprehended in Santa Monica, CA in 2012.