Johnny Depp Features in the First Trailer of Black Mass
Before his arrested in 2011, organised crime boss Bulger was prominently listed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, second behind Osama bin Laden.
In 2013, the 83-year-old was found guilty of 31 counts, including racketeering charges and involvement in 11 murders.
The film is due out in September.
The film is based on the novel, Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, The FBI and a Devil’s Deal by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neil.
One FBI Agent. One Boston Gangster. One Deal.
The greatest and bloodiest story of corruption ever told.
James ‘Whitey’ Bulger and John Connolly grew up together on the tough streets of South Boston. Decades later in the mid-1970s, they met again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI’s Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. Connolly had an idea, a scheme that might bring Bulger into the FBI fold and John Connolly into the Bureau’s big leagues. But Bulger had other plans. Black Mass is the chilling true story of what happened between them – a dark deal that spiralled out of control, leading to drug dealing, racketeering and murder.
From the award-winning journalistic pair Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill comes a true-crime classic which takes the reader deep undercover, exposing one of the worst scandals in FBI history.