WHO’S IN IT?
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), Joel Edgerton (The Gift), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Kevin Bacon (A Few Good Men), Jesse Plemons (The Program), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education), David Harbour (A Walk Among The Tombstones), Rory Cochrane (Argo), Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County), Adam Scott (Step Brothers), Brad Carter (Smashed), W. Earl Brown (Wild), Juno Temple (Atonement), Erica McDermott (The Fighter), Bill Camp (Birdman)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), director, producer; Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow) and Mark Mallouk (film debut), writers; John Lesher (Fury), Patrick McCormick (Mortdecai), Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), producers; Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road), composer; Masanobu Takayanagi (Silver Linings Playbook), cinematographer; David Rosenbloom (Out of the Furnace), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In late 1970s South Boston, FBI agent John Connelly (Edgerton) reaches out to his childhood friend – mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger (Depp) – to make a dirty deal to trade secrets of the Bureau in exchange for helping Bulger take down the rival Italian Mafia. However, the deal soon gets out of control with several murders and illegal activity eventually leading Bulger to being on the FBI’s Most Wanted list…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Johnny Depp takes on his most challenging role in years as the terrifying James “Whitey” Bulger, one of the most notorious criminals in 20th century American history.