Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) seems to have up’ed his own ante with Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp. The story follows one of the most infamous criminals in history, Whitey Bulger, and how he had absolutely no mercy on anyone who stood in his path. Cooper is a talented screenwriter and director who is known for being able to connect with actors profoundly since he himself was an actor for over a decade. He helped Jeff Bridges snag his long awaited Oscar and he made a valiant effort with an amazing cast in Out of the Furnace.
Depp seems to genuinely disappear in his role as Whitey Bulger and revamp the acting chops we all loved so dearly many years ago (yes, this means he’s hopefully past all the recent, weird Tim Burton films). Cooper and Depp will be making an Oscar run with this film as it opens September 18th, the tip top of Oscar season. I’m here to say, let’s go Johnny. It’s your time to shine.
See below new images released by Warner Bros. showing the stellar cast of Black Mass in action. The cast includes Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, W Earl Brown, Corey Stoll, Julianne Nicholson, Adam Scott and Peter Sarsgaard.
Get ready. Dare I say, “Here’s Johnny!”?