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Johnny Depp Signs on to Play a Notorious Mob Figure: Will He Make a Good Whitey Bulger?

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For his next project, Johnny Depp is taking on two things that less-experienced actors might be nervous to tackle. No, he isn’t working with kids and animals. The Oscar-nominated star is allegedly going to mess with the mob and Hollywood’s hottest director. Depp has reportedly signed on to play notorious Boston Mafioso, Whitey Bulger. And he’ll be working for helmer, Barry Levinson — not Tinseltown’s man of the hour, Ben Affleck, who also has a Bulger project in development.



No one is likely to question of casting Depp in the part. Bulger was quite a looker in his younger days. And Depp’s got a proven record in the mob movie genre with “Donnie Brasco.” Besides he’s considered one of the great talents of his generation. But it seemed like Affleck had an inside track on the story considering his roots are planted firmly in Boston, where Bulger once ruled the streets. His choice to play the lead was also surely to go undisputed as well, another local boy named Matt Damon.

There’s no news yet about the fate of Affleck’s project, but if he’s going to make it happen he better act fast. Levinson is prepared to go behind the cameras in May with a screenplay by Mark Mallouk based on “Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob” by ex-Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. What do you think: Will Johnny Depp make a good Whitey Bulger?

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  • John Walker II 2013/02/04 20:37:42 (edited)
    Yes
    John Walker II
    +8
    I don't have any reason NOT to believe he can pull it off.

    This guy is scary in how flexible he is...

    Jack Sparrow
    Edward Sissorhands
    Sweeny Todd
    Mad Hatter
    Willy Wonka
    Dean Corso (from ninth gate)
    Ed Wood
    .
    .
    .

    Yea, he's crazy, but a very talented kind of crazy.

    Producer, director and writer as well.

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  • Christopher Kirchen 2013/02/06 17:59:25
    No
    Christopher Kirchen
    I don't know; Whitey Bulger isn't one of the ones I've heard of, so I don't know anything about him.
  • Major Mel 2013/02/06 17:47:36
    No
    Major Mel
    In my view J. Depp is a wimp, a wuss and a borderline pansy! The only film I liked him in was 'Edward Scissor-hands!'
  • Crime Time 2013/02/06 15:59:30
  • Dominique Baxley 2013/02/06 15:23:22
    Yes
    Dominique Baxley
    Depp is a great actor and honestly he can pull off anything
  • Willow 2013/02/06 13:45:18
    Yes
    Willow
    He'd be great at any roll.
  • Paul 2013/02/06 12:46:29
    Yes
    Paul
    great actor
  • ♰SɕαɾƖεt♰ 2013/02/06 12:16:21
    Yes
    ♰SɕαɾƖεt♰
    definitely
  • ivegotloveinmypants 2013/02/06 10:02:08 (edited)
    Yes
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Johnny Depp is a king, in my opinion, of acting. He could do anything, and make it amazing. I love the fact that he is an avid reader, as Christopher Ciccone reported, and that he speaks French- like me- and that he is musical. He is one of the few actors that actually have longlasting talent, and not just ridiculous ego. I like his diversity in characters that he has played too.
  • PonToki 2013/02/06 04:01:00
    Yes
    PonToki
    +1
    He did well enough in Public Enemies. :)
  • Meep 2013/02/05 22:52:54
    Yes
    Meep
    +1
    Though I'm not sure of his more recent performance in Dark Shadows, he does have a proven track record and can probably handle this role.
  • kitkat42 2013/02/05 22:43:03
    Yes
    kitkat42
    +1
    I'll watch it. I like crime/mobster movies and I love Johnny, how could I not watch? :D
  • ALL_BAND_FAN 2013/02/05 22:19:52
    Yes
    ALL_BAND_FAN
  • Vanessa ALL_BAN... 2013/02/06 11:36:55
    Vanessa
    Extremely talented..a funny guy..with a very serious side...a hidden mystery about him that is quite enticing..he could play numerous roles very well I think..<3
  • ALL_BAN... Vanessa 2013/02/13 01:43:54
    ALL_BAND_FAN
    he could play anything. absolutely everything.
  • Hakking 2013/02/05 19:43:23
  • ivegotl... Hakking 2013/02/06 10:04:50
    ivegotloveinmypants
    And who, do you reckon is better than Depp...?
  • Hakking ivegotl... 2013/02/06 14:35:35
  • ivegotl... Hakking 2013/02/07 19:06:11
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Okay...so noone.
  • Hakking ivegotl... 2013/02/07 19:09:37
  • ivegotl... Hakking 2013/02/08 16:22:37
    ivegotloveinmypants
    LOL.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/02/05 19:31:12
    Yes
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +1
    ......NEVERTHELESS, I CAN'T HELP BUT TO THINK OF CAPTAIN JACK.
  • KATniss 2013/02/05 19:26:42
    Yes
    KATniss
    +1
    are you kidding? there is NO movie he is not good at, he can be good at ANYTHING!
  • Todd Parsons 2013/02/05 19:21:18
    Yes
    Todd Parsons
    +1
    Are you allowed to say "Whitey" these days?
  • ivegotl... Todd Pa... 2013/02/06 10:05:08
    ivegotloveinmypants
    +1
    HAHAHAAAA! Yes, you can!
  • Todd Pa... ivegotl... 2013/02/06 13:35:43
    Todd Parsons
    +1
    Well it's just everything seems to be a "dog whistle" these days...just had to verify this wasn't racist!
  • ivegotl... Todd Pa... 2013/02/07 19:06:33 (edited)
    ivegotloveinmypants
    LOL. :) Must be hard, being you, tiptoeing around every black person...whispering 'whitey'...:)
  • Todd Pa... ivegotl... 2013/02/07 19:07:34
    Todd Parsons
    Ohhhhhh you said it!!!!
  • chucky 2013/02/05 19:19:17
    Yes
    chucky
    +2
    He does a good job acting Jack Sparrow so Whitey Bulger should also be a walk in the park seeing that they are both Brits.
  • GMOM 2013/02/05 18:59:52 (edited)
    Yes
    GMOM
    +2
    I think he good in any role he plays. He is the all time best actor out there!!!!
  • Hakking GMOM 2013/02/05 19:44:36 (edited)
  • ivegotl... GMOM 2013/02/06 10:05:29
    ivegotloveinmypants
    +1
    Him and Brad Pitt.
  • Verbalow 2013/02/05 18:43:36
    No
    Verbalow
    +1
    hard to \say. I know i would make a good whitey BULGER
  • ivegotl... Verbalow 2013/02/06 10:05:48
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Yeah? prove it.
  • Freeranger 2013/02/05 18:22:03
    Yes
    Freeranger
    +2
    To be truthful, I'm a Depp fan, so my opinion is bound to be biased, but yes...I think he'll make a decent piece of it.
    Should be interesting. Who else could float from Tonto to Whitey?
  • Karen Hill 2013/02/05 16:31:56
    Yes
    Karen Hill
    +2
    If Johnny Depp were cast in a movie as Barney the Dinosaur, I'd watch it. Love this man. His talent is as immense as his good looks.
  • ivegotl... Karen Hill 2013/02/06 10:06:16
  • Jimm 2013/02/05 16:18:34
    Yes
    Jimm
    +1
    First off, I think Johnny Depp can probably play just about any part that Johnny Depp sets his mind to. Second, he did justice (pun intended) to the role of John Dillinger in Public Enemy, so I have no doubt he can pull off the role of Whitey Bulger.
  • MissAshley 2013/02/05 15:58:00
    Yes
    MissAshley
    +1
    Johnny Depp can do no wrong
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2013/02/05 15:33:57
    Yes
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    Of course given the whole production supports him. He's an awesome unique talent.

    "Notorious Boston Mafioso"? Lol...this term applies to an IRISH mobster? No more "Godfather" Sequels for you!



    mobster machine gun gif
  • sneekyfoot 2013/02/05 15:25:00
    Yes
    sneekyfoot
    +1
    johnny is a good man thats why he makes the big bucks

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