Johnny Depp as Boston “maab-stuh” Whitey Bulger?

ImageBarry Levinson will direct Johnny Depp, if this project keeps its footing. “Black Mass” is about notorious Boston mob boss and longtime FBI’s Most Wanted fugitive, the elusive Whitey Bulger. He served as an informant as a means of getting the Feds to leave his various nefarious enterprises alone, went into hiding after media reports surfaced at all the stuff they turned a blind eye to re: Bulger over the decades, and eluded capture for 16 years.

A pretty ambitious part for Mr. Depp. But hey, the “Pirates” movies should have gotten him used to working with parrots.

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