Watch: gangster biopic Black Mass


Based on the career of real life villain turned FBI informant Whitey Bulger, Black Mass is a classic gangster film that’s elevated above genre status by its top-notch cast.

‘Black Mass’ is a return to form for Johnny Depp, who has replaced piracy with prosthetics to play the violent, charismatic Boston gangster Whitey Bulger. Directed by Scott Cooper, who helmed 2009’s country music drama  ‘Crazy Heart’, ‘Black Mass’ already received plaudits earlier this year when it premiered at Venice Film Festival. The cast is a star-studded affair, with Depp ably supported by Benedict Cumerbatch, Joel Edgerton, and Kevin Bacon, whilst a similarly talented crew worked behind the camera - cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi’s choice to shoot on 35mm film makes Black Mass reminiscent of ‘The Godfather’ and other 70s classics.

Black Mass is out on the 25th of November, watch the trailer below: