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  • Johnny Depp's Whitey Bulger Movie Set for Sept. 18, 2015

    Warner Bros. has set a Sept. 18, 2015 release date for its untitled Whitey Bulger biopic starring Johnny Depp. The movie has been shooting in Boston with Scott Cooper directing a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons ("...
  • Film Review: 'Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger'

    If access is a documentary filmmaker's best friend, Joe Berlinger must have felt awfully lonely during the making of "Whitey," which chronicles the arrest and trial of the infamous Boston crime boss James Joseph Bulger, Jr. Unlike the unfettered access to...
  • Director tries to get a handle on the slippery case of the U.S. vs. Whitey Bulger

    Documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger is no stranger to the subject of crime. The film that launched his career, "Brother's Keeper" (1992, co-directed with Bruce Sinofsky), was about a semi-literate New York farmer railroaded into jail for murder. The...
  • Whitey Bulger Documentary Asks 'Was He a Rat'?

    Joe Berlinger, the Oscar-nominated director who helped free the West Memphis Three with his "Paradise Lost" documentaries, returns to world of courts and crime in his latest film, "Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger." This time his...
  • 'Ray Donovan' Trailer: Watch Liev Schreiber's Fixer Struggle in Season Two

    "Do you have it all under control, Raymond?" Judging by the second season trailer for Showtime's "Ray Donovan," not really. The series seemingly picks up some time after last year, with Jon Voight's Mickey Donovan in a tropical abyss and unaware that...
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  • Benedict Cumberbatch Replaces Guy Pearce in Johnny Depp's Whitey Bulger Movie

    Benedict Cumberbatch has replaced Guy Pearce in "Black Mass," the Whitey Bulger biopic starring Johnny Depp. Cross Creek Pictures president Brian Oliver told Variety that Pearce had departed due to scheduling issues on "Black Mass," which has started...
  • FBI agent tied to 'Whitey' Bulger wins appeal of murder conviction

    A Florida state court panel on Wednesday tossed out the murder conviction of an FBI agent tied to Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger. But government prosecutors are expected to appeal the decision in an effort to keep John J. Connolly Jr. in prison....
  • 'I am no longer a threat': Whitey Bulger's prison letters

    'I am no longer a threat': Whitey Bulger's prison letters
    Convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has a message for members of Boston's criminal underworld: If you confess to a crime you committed, he's not coming for you. Bulger was known for killing criminal associates he suspected of talking to police while...
  • New crop of documentaries make the case for prosecutorial misconduct

     New crop of documentaries make the case for prosecutorial misconduct
    It was after a late screening and the group of several hundred was aggrieved, its moral hackles raised. "How could they treat him so badly?" one audience member asked. "An injustice," said another. "What can people do with their frustrations?" asked...
  • Johnny Depp Returns to Whitey Bulger Biopic with Warner Bros. on Board

    Warner Bros. will co-finance and release "Black Mass" with Johnny Depp back on board as ruthless Boston mobster Whitey Bulger. Depp had departed "Black Mass" over money last May. His attachment to the project made it one of the most prominent titles...
  • Guy Pearce to Play Johnny Depp's Brother in WB's 'Black Mass' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Guy Pearce is in talks to play Whitey Bulger's brother in Warner Bros. and Cross Creek's "Black Mass" starring Johnny Depp as Bulger. Joel Edgerton is also on board with Scott Cooper set to direct. Cross Creek will co-finance the pic with Warner Bros....