On Wednesday, Warner Brothers hosted their CinemaCon event, The Big Picture. It was a star-studded evening. Talented actors and actresses such as Dwayne Johnson, Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Michael B. Jordan, Sofia Vergara, and Reese Witherspoon were all on hand to endorse their respective films.
Among the trailers and clips shown during The Big Picture, was the first look at Black Mass. The film follows the true story of Whitey Bulger, the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston. He becomes an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf and by the looks of it, things get out of hand quickly.
The Black Mass footage started around a dinner table. Johnny Depp sits as Whitey Bulger, with his hair slicked back & lightened and eyes completely blue. Across from him - David Harbour as John Morris. Depp puts on an absolutely captivating performance in the scene.
Whitey asks John what the trick is to the food their eating. John responds by saying, "It's a family secret." Whitey tries a couple more times to get John to spill the family secret as if he were really enjoying the food, but really he is testing him.
After a few probes, John tells Whitey, the secret ingredients are "ground garlic and soy." Whitey is displeased. He accuses John of sharing a family secret. If John will share family secrets so easily, how should Whitey trust him?
The footage cuts to various scenes around Boston, most of which involved cold blooded violence. More than once Whitey Bulger guns people down in the streets. A riot breaks out outside of a bus. Chaos builds tension.
Back at the table, John tells Whitey he was, "Just saying." Whitey tells a petrified John, "Just sayin' can get you buried real quick." After an intense, terrifying moment, Whitey busts out laughing.
Black Mass hits theaters September 18, 2015.