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'Black Mass' (September 18th)
Johnny Depp on set as Whitey Bulger in 'Black Mass.' Stickman/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images16/68

'Black Mass' (September 18th)

An adaptation of Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill's 2001 book on Whitey Bulger, this drama on the notorious Boston mobster is notable for scoring some serious casting coups: Johnny Depp plays Whitey, Benedict Cumberbatch is on board as his brother William, Sienna Miller plays his moll Catherine Grieg, and Joel Edgerton is John Connolly, the former FBI agent who got caught up in the Beantown kingpin's web. A cynic might insert jokes about Jack Sparrow sporting a Bah-stun accent here, but the uncanny-resemblance photos of Depp in Bulger make-up and bald cap suggest that director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) and his stars aren't playing around. D.F.  

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