Take Your First Look at Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger

The actor is portraying the notorious Boston gangster in the upcoming biopic “Black Mass.”
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The actor is portraying the notorious Boston gangster in the upcoming biopic “Black Mass.”
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Whitey Bulger is one of the most infamous gangsters in American history, and his exploits have been spun into numerous books and films. The most recent iteration of the Whitey story is “Black Mass,” a full-on biopic of how the brother of a state senator (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) became a notoriously feared mobster and then -- plot twist -- an FBI informant.

The first photos of Depp on set and in full Whitey-wear have started to emerge, and he’s virtually unrecognizable as himself:

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But he makes a very convincing old-school Boston gangster: 

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The film, out on September 18th, looks...how do you say...wicked pissah.

Photos by Patriot Pics/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES; Embedded Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images