Take a look at the first official trailer for Black Mass. Johnny Depp stars in this true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. Bulger started working as an FBI informant in 1975. Providing information about Italian crime families, the government largely ignored his organizations actions. In 1997, the New England media exposed criminal actions by state, federal and local law enforcement tied to Bulger. In 1994, he was tipped off by a friend in the FBI and went into hiding for 16 years. For 12 of those years he was listed 2nd on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, just below Osama bin Laden.
Burger eventually was caught in 2011 and went on trial for 32 counts of racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and his complicity in over 19 murders. He is currently serving two life sentences in a Florida prison. We’re excited to see how Hollywood portrays this former crime boss and after watching the trailer, we think they made a solid choice with Depp. Look for the movie to hit theaters this September.