Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t the only big name to join the cast of the to-be-named Whitey Bulger film, based on the novel “Black Mass.’’
Sienna Miller will play Whitey’s infamous lover, Catherine Greig, alongside Johnny Depp (as Whitey) according to a release from the film. The Boston Globe revealed that Cumberbatch had signed on to play Whitey’s brother, Billy Bulger, yesterday.
Other cast members include Joel Edgerton (“The Great Gatsby,’’ “Zero Dark Thirty’’) as FBI agent John Connolly, Jesse Plemons (“Breaking Bad,’’ “Friday Night Lights’’) as Whitey’s partner-in-crime, Kevin Weeks, and Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey’’) as Whitey’s girlfriend Lindsey Cyr.
Rory Cochrane (“Argo’’) will take on the role of convicted mobster Stephen “The Rifleman’’ Flemmi.
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