We already got one taste of Scott Cooper's upcoming Whitey Bulger gangster saga “Black Mass” on the heels of CinemaCon. That teaser trailer, framed by an unsettling moment over a dinner table, introduced us to just what Johnny Depp is doing in the lead role. A new taste, courtesy of the UK trailer for the film, adds some style to the equation.
Anachronism be damned, they just went ahead and dropped Rick Ross and Jay Z's “The Devil is a Lie” over flashy images of Bulger's life of crime in and around Boston, talking to little old ladies in the neighborhood, smashing his foot into some dude's face, etc. Awesome. And the sell continues to do exactly what you'd expect it to: play up Depp's transformation. But obviously this cast is stacked: Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Dakota Johnson, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, etc. I can't wait to see how the ensemble plays, and particularly how cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi captures it all in his lens.
Check out the new trailer above and tell us what you think.
“Black Mass” is currently set for release on Sept. 18.