Warner Brothers describes the film as, “The true crime 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.”
Burger will be played by Depp, while Cumberbatch will be the state senator and Bulger’s brother. Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) will play Bulger’s common law wife and Sienna Miller will play Bulger’s girlfriend Catherine Greig. Joel Egerton will also be joining the cast as Bulger’s FBI friend, John Conolly.
Additional cast members are said to include Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Juno Temple, Peter Sarsgaard, and more.
The film is scheduled to be released on September 18.
Cumberbatch is currently filming a Christmas special for his BBC show Sherlock.
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