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Saturday 10 October 2015

Johnny Depp signs up for Black Mass

Published 10/02/2014

Johnny Depp is to star in Black Mass
Johnny Depp is to star in Black Mass

Johnny Depp has closed his deal to play convicted murderer Whitey Bulger in crime drama Black Mass.

The Hollywood star had been in talks to take on the role and has now officially signed up, reported Deadline.

Johnny, 50, was first linked to the part last year but that deal didn't go ahead, and earlier this year he re-entered negotiations.

Tom Hardy is in "early talks" for the part of John Connolly, the FBI agent and childhood pal of Bulger, who helped him with his disappearance. Joel Edgerton was previously linked to that role.

The movie will focus on Boston crime kingpin-turned-fugitive Bulger, who rose to the top of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List after he went on the run for a decade. He was later captured in California in 2011 and is serving time in Massachusetts state prison for second-degree murder.

Out Of The Furnace filmmaker Scott Cooper will direct.

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