Catch this documentary before a docudrama further confuses you on the facts. From academy awardnominated director joe berlinger, whitey. I knew whitey bulger, and you, mr, depp, are no whitey bulger nor is this movie worthy of this story. The real whitey bulger disses johnny depp in black mass. Penitentiary hazelton, bruceton mills, west virginia, american crime boss who, as head of the bostonarea winter hill gang, was a leading figure in organized crime from the late 1960s to the mid1990s. Oct 31, 2018 a federal prison in west virginia is on lockdown as the search continues for whoever killed notorious mobster whitey bulger. For more than a decade, until his capture in june 2011. The irish mob is an organized crime group in the united states which has been in existence since the early 19th century. Ben affleck, matt damons whitey bulger film project gets.
A look at the trailer showed a harrowing scene around a dinner table with an associate giving up a secret family recipe and depp as james whitey bulger, in a complete transformation, comparing giving up that recipe to giving up his friends to the fbi. In the departed, jack nicholson plays an obvious whitey bulger. From 19781994, kevin weeks served as a member of the winter hill gang, and a close friend, confidant, and henchman to whitey bulger. As the actor filmed a bar scene, a pal of bulgers sidled up to. Bolger magnolia pictures 2014 rated r dvd version a semifictionalized story about whitey is about to come out with johnny depp in the role of this boston irish mob boss. Catherine greig was sentenced to eight years in prison for helping fugitive whitey bulger on his 16year run from the fbi.
In 1975, he began cooperating with the government, joining flemmi as what was known. Grandfatherly was more like it, what with his receding gray hair, bing crosbystyle straw hat, windbreaker and khakis. Black mass is a 2015 american biographical crime drama film produced and directed by scott. The 10 best actor transformations film the guardian. James whitey bulger is a notorious south boston mobster, but he sounds like a highmaintenance diva when it comes to his own portrayal in black mass. Whitey bulger former executive producers michael bassick. The life and death of bostons most notorious mobster duration. Were doing a whitey bulger movie, damon says of the leader of south bostons winter hill gang, who had been on the lam for 16 years and was wanted for. Bulger, 89, was killed in the highsecurity hazelton penitentiary in west virginia on tuesday a day after he was transferred from oklahoma. Whitey, a documentary about the gangster whitey bulger. Ripping fbi special counsel robert mueller as a political zealot, harvard law professor emeritus alan dershowitz reminded staunch mueller supporters about the former fbi directors role in protecting notorious mass murderer whitey bulger as an fbi. Dec 31, 2015 american gangster james whitey bulger captured after 16 years weeks admits giving evidence was a day he had wished would never come.
James whitey bulger, 89, was found dead on tuesday after being transferred a day earlier in a wheelchair to the highsecurity hazelton penitentiary in west virginia. For years bulger ruled the south boston gang with violence, including a number of. 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. Bulgers fascination with the churlish, independent slugger continues to this day. Dana white discusses ufc 230, derrick lewis s excellent social media game, daniel cormiers legacy and tells his story about whitey bulger. September 3, 1929 october 30, 2018 was an american organized crime boss and fbi informant who led the winter hill gang in the winter hill neighborhood of somerville, massachusetts, a city directly northwest of boston.
Next day on may 28, joel edgerton was seen during filming of a scene on silver street in south boston. The trial of whitey bulger brent mcdonald june 17, 20 reporters who covered the boston crime boss james whitey bulger describe how. Whitey bulgers killer blamed the gangster for framing his. With leonardo dicaprio, cameron diaz, daniel daylewis, jim broadbent. Whitey bulgers killer blamed the gangster for framing. Jim sheridan developing project about fbi informant whitey bulger.
Whitey bulger was a horrible man, and the fbi was even worse, but this is an exciting, wellwritten book that has the pace of a thriller. Excon claims james whitey bulger was transferred on purpose. American gangster james whitey bulger captured after 16 years weeks admits giving evidence was a day he had wished would never come. Born in london, england, daniel michael blake day lewis is the second child of cecil day lewis pseudonym nicholas blake. A federal prison in west virginia is on lockdown as the search continues for whoever killed notorious mobster whitey bulger. See more ideas about movie stars, movies and i movie. Daniel day lewis as bill the butcher cutting in gangs of new. Pictures some of it is hair and makeup, a graveyard of prosthetic teeth and a receding hairline thats more convincing than it. But his solution whenever confronted with a problem was always murder at least 19 of them. Johnny depp goes to dark places for whitey bulger in. Jun 17, 20 the trial of whitey bulger brent mcdonald june 17, 20 reporters who covered the boston crime boss james whitey bulger describe how he became one of the most notorious gangsters in american.
Watch movies about mafia, gangsters, organized crime ziureti filmai apie mafija, gangsterius. Whitey bulger lebte im kalifornischen santa monica unter. Boston crime boss whitey bulger beaten to death in prison. Daniel day lewis is known for immersing himself in his roles, but this time around it may have ended his acting career. With the arrival of ben afflecks new movie live by night due to arrive in. Oct 29, 2011 the news that ben affleck and matt damon are developing a movie about the notorious bostonbased gangster whitey bulger was met with mixed emotions in beantown. Steve kroft learned much more about whitey bulger from the people who hunted him for 16 years and from one of bulgers neighbors. The whitey bulger who was branded a reputed killer, crime boss, and bank robber by the 1986 presidents commission on organized crime often shut off the gautreaux television, lecturing them on. Boston crime boss whitey bulger beaten to death in prison at 89.
Originating in irish american street gangsdepicted in herbert asburys 1927 book the gangs of new yorkthe irish mob has appeared in most major u. 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. Whitey bulger was a notorious boston irish crime boss who controlled the winter hill gang from the 1970s into the 1990s partly due to his role as an fbi informant. James whitey bulger 1428az bulger in 1953 bulgers crime partner richard barchard, 1251az u. Scott cooper johnny depp joel edgerton benedict cumberbatch jesse plemons sienna miller. Gangs of new york 2002, starring leonardo dicaprio and daniel day lewis, about the criminal underworld of the five points neighborhood in manhattan in the 1860s. Nov 24, 20 and an auction of whitey bulger s personal belongings, held by the u. Bulger, of course, has been on the lam for 14 years, bolting on jan. With most of the money of film studios in our days going to visual effects. Lindsey cyr rory cochran julianne nicholson adam scott. Bulger, better known as whitey, was a notorious and widely feared criminal in boston in the 1970s and 80s.
Bulger is a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous. In black mass, was there any hint that whitey bulger was. He disappeared after being tipped off about an impending arrest in 1994, and. Ash wednesday 2002, edward burns wrote, directed, and starred in this movie about irish gangsters in hells kitchen. Daniel day lewis is a tossup for greatest actor around. Its no secret that sheridan is bff with actor daniel day lewis, and its possible, if not likely, that the twotime academy award winner will be considered for the role of whitey. In 1975, james whitey bulger, leader of the winter hill gang, controls most organized crime within south boston, along. Oct 24, 2011 were doing a whitey bulger movie, damon says of the leader of south bostons winter hill gang, who had been on the lam for 16 years and was wanted for 19 murders, among other things, when he.
Jul, 2017 catherine greig was sentenced to eight years in prison for helping fugitive whitey bulger on his 16year run from the fbi. Bulger exercised every day, lived with his elderly mother, and cultivated a mystique of righteous criminality. Nov 01, 2018 bulger, 89, was killed in the highsecurity hazelton penitentiary in west virginia on tuesday a day after he was transferred from oklahoma. So i blogged yesterday about how theres a whitey bulger movie in. See more ideas about film, good movies and i movie. Not only was it the inspiration for martin scorseses oscarwinning film, the departed, but a biopic of bulgers notorious triggerman john martorano is in development, and spike tv just shot a pilot loosely based on the story. And an auction of whitey bulgers personal belongings, held by the u. The gangs of new york showed us daniel daylewis as the bigoted bill.
Get all the latest updates on your favorite movies from new releases to timeless classics, get the scoop on moviefone. A2a the film does not address bulgers sex life beyond an oddly creepy scene for which btw, the only witness was marianne connolly, john connolly, bulgers fbi stooges ex wife where bulger attempts to both seduce and intimidate marianne. Mafia hitman suspected of killing whitey bulger youtube. Jul 12, 2017 from 19781994, kevin weeks served as a member of the winter hill gang, and a close friend, confidant, and henchman to whitey bulger.
Federal prosecutors indicted bulger for nineteen murders based on the grand jury testimony from kevin weeks and. Matthew mcconaughey dallas buyers club, daniel daylewis. Johnny depp is scary good as whitey in black mass the. Mar 18, 2020 whitey bulger, american crime boss who, as head of the bostonarea winter hill gang, was a leading figure in organized crime from the late 1960s to the mid1990s. Jan 15, 2009 interest in the bulger saga remains high.920 5 1353 144 677 324 936 739 247 897 845 1448 709 659 138 568 727 635 858 686 1004 859 824 939 894 142 332 533 724 894 494 1540 449 203 415 1406 368 386 805 1486 857 597 765 198 1477 1462 432 682