Johnny Depp Looks Terrifyingly Brilliant in First Trailer for ‘Black Mass’ by Scott Cooper


screen-shot-2015-04-23-at-1-27-50-pmAlmost out of nowhere, Black Mass has gone and shot up to the upper echelons of the 2015 awards season titles that I’m looking forward to. The reason? Well, the Trailer that recently dropped for it, of course. First of all, Johnny Depp looks absolutely fantastic as Whitey Bulger, the notorious gangster who cinema has seemingly been obsessed with in the last decade or so. Without question, he seems like he’ll be in contention for a Best Actor nomination here. Scott Cooper‘s film has a top tier cast too, in addition to Depp. A small sampling includes Kevin Bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, David Harbour, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Scott, Corey Stoll, and Juno Temple. That’s a hell of a cast for this crime drama, and while not all of them are given too much to do in this Trailer, Depp is put front and center. He looks so good, I’m actually quite eager for September 18th to arrive now. That’s when we’ll see this one, though take a look below to get your first glimpse at the film. Stay tuned for more on Black Mass in the next few months. It could very well be an Oscar player by the end of the year…

Here’s the Trailer:

Thoughts? Discuss in the comments!

  • Joey Magidson

    Count me in.

  • Robert MacFarlane

    Depp looks like dynamite, but the scene in the trailer is a damn near carbon copy of the “How am I funny?” scene from Goodfellas.

    • Joey Magidson

      Intentionally so, I assume.

  • Kevin

    Depp looks incredibe. His career choices of late have turned him into basically a joke, which is a shame because he is actually a great actor when he puts forth some effort. This looks like a return to form for him.

    • Joey Magidson

      Well, I thought he was having fun in Tusk, so that was the first time in a while I’d dug him. Here though, he looks like he’s up to something special.

  • Manning Franks

    I have not been this excited about a Johnny Depp performance since the first Pirates! Plus that CAST!! That is an excellent looking cast.

    • Joey Magidson

      No argument here.

  • Nick

    Looks great for Depp. Maybe it is a comeback for him.

    • Joey Magidson

      Quite possibly.

  • L990227

    This is just great

    • Joey Magidson


  • Taylor Cuch

    This is how I hope The Godmother looks with Catherine Zeta playing Griselda Blanco

    • Joey Magidson

      Duly noted.

  • Nikos Jordan

    My interest in this film has definitely spiked because of this trailer. It looks phenomenal.

    • Joey Magidson

      Same here.

  • Immanuel1824

    Oh man, this makes the anticipation of Oscar season all the more unbearable.
    (Side note: For some odd reason, the make-up reminded me of J. Edgar)

    But anyways, Incredible cast, solid director, and a buzz worthy Johnny Depp = I’m sold.

    • Joey Magidson

      I suppose I can see that as well.

  • Ryan

    Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to say, “Johnny Depp like you have never seen him before,” this drops. I’ve had this as my #4 in picture for a while now without much justification for it, but this trailer paints the picture delightfully.

    • Joey Magidson

      I don’t have it anywhere yet, but Depp is going to be moving up my Best Actor ranks for sure.

  • Aaron

    This trailer definitely helped me ratchet up my anticipation for the film. I thought it was very well-constructed, and the mood changes from light-hearted to dreadful in a very clever way. This looks like it could potentially be one of Depp’s best performances with a character he can really sink his teeth into. It also looks like more than just a mere acting showcase for Depp where they exploit his talents.

    Plus, come on, look at that cast!!!!!

    • Joey Magidson

      I concur.