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There’s been a change of cast in the film “Black Mass” about mob boss Whitey Bulger. While the part of Bulger’s law-abiding brother had previously been filled by Guy Pierce, it seems he has now been replaced with Benedict Cumberbatch, according to the Boston Globe. Helmed by Scott Cooper (“Out of the Furnace”), the film follows the true story of Bulger (Johnny Depp), his friend and FBI agent John Connelly (Joel Edgerton) who helped him escape capture, and the witness protection program created by J. Edgar Hoover. Jesse Plemons, DakotaRead More
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Johnny Depp-led mobster drama “Black Mass” has added two up and comers to its cast. THR reports Juno Temple and Jesse Plemons have now signed on in supporting roles, joining the previously cast Dakota Johnson and Joel Edgerton. Depp plays famed mobster Whitey Bugler in the Scott Cooper film, while Johnson will play his girlfriend and the mother of his son. Temple will play a prostitute, while Plemons will play a “blue collar tough guy” who is part of Bulger’s inner circle. Edgerton plays FBI agent John Connelly, who grewRead More
dakota-johnson
After doing that “Twilight” fanfiction come to life movie, Dakota Johnson will have a shot at a legitimate film, reports Deadline. She’s negotiating now to join the cast of “Black Mass,” the biopic of legendary mobster Whitey Bulger that has Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton attached to star. Johnson is lining up the role of Lindsey, Depp’s love interest (hey, what’s a little 26 year age difference in Hollywood?). Lindsey is Bulger’s girlfriend and the mother of his six year old son, Douglas, who ultimately dies. Edgerton plays FBI agentRead More
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy is in early talks to replace Joel Edgerton as Johnny Depp‘s co-star in Scott Cooper‘s true-life drama “Black Mass,” according to a report by Deadline. “Black Mass” is set to chronicle the rise and eventual fall of James “Whitey” Bulger (Depp), a South Boston mob boss and ex-Alcatraz prisoner whose infamous crimes date all the way back to the 1950s. Hardy is looking to play John Connolly, Whitey’s childhood friend who went on to become an FBI agent and whose life would forever be connected to Whitey’s crimes.Read More
Upgrade! Johnny Depp is out and Joel Edgerton is in for Depp’s long-gestating adaptation of “Shantaram,” according to Deadline. Depp will stay on as a producer and personally courted the rising Aussie star to take his place in front of the camera. Edgerton will play a guy clearly competing against Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie’ “Unbroken” for Biggest Overachiever. An Australian heroin addict who escapes from a maximum security prison, “Shantaram”‘s Lin was once thought to be a thinly veiled fictional avatar for the novel’s author, Gregory David Roberts. AfterRead More
This just gets better and better. Jeff Nichols is collaborating for the third time with Michael Shannon on his next project, a sci fi film which had been working under the title “Midnight Special”, and now he’s also recruited Joel Edgerton to star opposite Shannon. Variety reported the news. The film marks Nichols’ first studio film and Warner Bros is already high on Edgerton following a scene-stealing turn in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby”, not to mention Shannon’s Zod in “Man of Steel.” The two high profile stars guarantee thatRead More
Joel Edgerton just joined Michelle Williams in thriller remake “The Double Hour”, but he’s not done yet. Deadline reports Edgerton has also just closed a deal to join Johnny Depp in Whitey Bulger mobster drama “Black Mass.” Depp plays famed mob boss Bulger in the Barry Levinson directed film, which chronicles Bulger’s rise and fall and capture in 2011, aided in great part by FBI agent John Connolly (Edgerton), a childhood friend of Bulger’s and his brother’s. Initially lauded for his help in Bulger’s eventual capture in Los Angeles, theRead More