Johnny Depp gets a BLACK MASS co-star–THE GREAT GATSBY’s Joel Edgerton

The Great Gatsby‘s Joel Edgerton will play the FBI agent who lures Boston gangster Whitey Bulger (played by Johnny Depp) into becoming an FBI informant in Barry Levinson’s upcoming drama Black Mass. Edgerton will play John Connolly, a childhood friend of Whitey Bulger, who is able to use their bond to persuade Bulger to help the FBI take down a rival Mafia family. However, Connolly later turns on Bulger and prosecutes him, too.

Filming of Black Mass will begin later this year; the film is due in theaters in 2014. Oscar-winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man) will direct, with Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust, John Lesher and Infinitum Nihil’s Christi Dembrowski producing.

The Zone thanks Lou Lou 63 and Emma for breaking the news; you can read more about Black Mass on the Zone’s News & Views forum.

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