Johnny Depp is Unrecognizable Once Again in New Whitey Bulger Biopic

April 22, 2015 7:15 PM

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If there’s one thing we almost always know to expect from a Johnny Depp performance, it’s physical transformation. Whether it’s the bright green contact lenses of Alice in Wonderland , his lupine metamorphosis for Into the Woods, or his brilliant wig work in Pirates of the Caribbean, Depp often takes the concept of disappearing into a role to a new level. Now, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, we have our first look at how Depp plans to go from Hollywood heartthrob to ’70s era Bostonian crime lord. The answer, apparently, is all in the scalp.

Black Mass, with Depp as real-life criminal Whitey Bulger and Joel Edgerton as Bulger’s childhood friend John Connolly, tells the stranger-than-fiction story of how Connolly –– an FBI agent –– and Bulger –– basically the godfather of the Irish Mob –– had strange and dirty back room deals that spiral...

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