British film fans finally get the chance to explore the “unholy alliance” of gangster epic BLACK MASS, with Warner Bros.’ brilliant Whitey Bulger biopic making its Gala Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival this evening.
Johnny Depp’s terrifying transformation as the South Boston mobster has already drew rave reviews following a US release last month (our two reviews can be found HERE and HERE). CRAZY HEART writer/director Scott Cooper adapting the bestselling crime novel by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill to devastating effect.
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster Jimmy Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiralled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.
Below we have the live stream so fans can watch the cast and crew arrive on the red (blood-stained?) carpet of one of the year’s most gripping thrillers from 6:30pm, BST.
BLACK MASS also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Rory Cochran, Juno Temple, Corey Stoll, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Jesse Plemons and Peter Sarsgaard. The film hits UK cinemas November 13.
Source: Yahoo! Movies