Black Mass Premiere


It was a star-studded scene on the Red Carpet at Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline this week as Hollywood came to Boston to debut the Boston biopic drama about James Whitey Bulger. Johnny Depp stars as notorious Irish mobster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, the drama directed by Scott Cooper depicting Southie in the mid 70s as FBI Agent John Connolly persuades Bulger to collaborate with the FBI to eliminate their common enemy, the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance which spiraled 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.

Johnny Depp is frighteningly good as he portrayed the character of Whitey Bulger impressively, pouring his heart and soul into creating this twisted role. The film also stars other big names like Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, David Harbour and Julianne Nicholson, many of whom were in Boston to walk the red carpet for this home town premier. Director Scott Cooper and Black Mass Authors Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill were also there to debut this compelling drama right here in Boston where it all went down. Black Mass made it’s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and opens nationwide on Friday, September 18th. Click here to watch the full trailer – Black Mass Trailer – for some very cool scenes of Boston.

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One of the founders of Dirty Water Media, Julie Fairweather serves as the company’s managing editor, marketing director and contributing writer/producer. In addition to her work with Dirty Water Media, Julie is also an award-winning journalist with 20+ years experience developing marketing and public relations strategies for emerging businesses. Julie has also worked as an assignment manager and reporter for WLVI-TV 56 in Boston and a news anchor and reporter from an NBC affiliate in North Platte, NE. Julie is a past President and former Executive Director of The Publicity Club of New England, a 300-member trade organization for the Greater Boston public relations community. She also taught broadcast journalism and radio and television producing at her alma mater Emerson College in Boston, MA. Her most accomplished position is as the mother to her three amazing children.