BY ADENIYI A.
The hype building on the latest film by Johnny Depp is such that many journalists feel it may earn the Hollywood superstar an Oscar nomination. The film, Black Mass is a chilling gangster film that sees Depp play a mob boss who doubles as an FBI informant.
Black Mass is depiction of a real life mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger who was on the run for about 16 years but was caught 2011 in California and now in jail serving life sentence at 86. Depp’s portrayal of the mobster was so brilliant that Bulger’s lawyer confessed that he displayed some traces of the incarcerated mobster.
The movie will open publicly in U.S. cinemas on September 18, 2015 and it was screened yesterday at Venice Film Festival to a rousing appreciation of the audience who loved Depp’s portrayal and thought he nailed it.
Watch Black Mass trailer here: