Writer Megan Johnson is our favorite sleuth of the day: She tracked down two photos of Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger on the set of “Black Mass.’’ Johnson posted the pics on her Tumblr page, citing Russian fan website JohnnyDepp.Ru as the source.
BOOM. Take a look at Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger. Shit just got real. http://t.co/Q4ua6EHML1— Megan Johnson (@megansarahj) May 14, 2014
Depp will star as the infamous Winter Hill Gang leader in the upcoming Warner Bros. release, co-starring “The Great Gatsby’’ actor Joel Edgerton as FBI agent John Connolly. Where these photos were taken is up for interpretation, but we expect it’s only the first of many behind-the-scenes snaps to come our way in the coming months. The movie is scheduled to begin filming in the Boston area on May 19 according to OnLocationVacations.com, with the first official confirmed shoot location at Margaret Street in the North End on May 29.
The “Black Mass’’ IMDB page lists the slated release of the film for October 2015 and has a pre-production cast listing, including “50 Shades of Grey’’ star Dakota Johnson as Lindsey Cyr and “Breaking Bad’’ actor Jesse Plemons as Kevin Weeks.