Scott Cooper’s ‘Black Mass’ Will Get Its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival

blackmassIt has been announced that Scott Cooper’s highly anticipated crime thriller “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp, will have its world premiere at the 72nd Venice Film Festival on Friday, September 4.  The film will screen out-of-competition.

The film, which will be distributed by Warner Bros., tells the story of Whitey Bulger, the man that inspired the Jack Nicholson character in “The Departed,” who became an FBI informant.  Considering the track record of Venice, we can assume an awards push for the film is in the future.

The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Corey Stoll, and Joel Edgerton.  The film is set to be released on September 18 in theaters.

The Venice Film Festival begins on September 2.

Do you think the film has any awards chances? Discuss in the comments.

SYNOPSIS:

The 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.