Black Mass hits theaters in a few weeks, and it promises to be one of the most compelling crime dramas of the year with a potential, long-awaited return to form for Johnny Depp (no silly hats!). Director Scott Cooper has already attracted some very good company for his next project, American Wolf, which will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.
Last night at CinemaCon, attendees got a sneak peek at Black Mass, the highly-anticipated new film from director Scott Cooper, which tells the story of notorious criminal Whitey Bulger. Johnny Depp plays the role of Bulger, trading in his silly hats for a bald cap in the new crime drama, which certainly looks like a step in the right direction for the actor.
Warner Brothers has been trying to adapt Stephen King's 'The Stand' for a while now. First they had 'Harry Potter''s David Yates on the project, then Ben Affleck was on for while before he got busy with other things (like playing Batman), so they brought in Scott Cooper, the writer/director of 'Crazy Heart' and 'Out of the Furnace.' But it's been revealed that Cooper's off the project, so now what?
Since we all know Ben Affleck is a little too busy with his upcoming film 'Live By Night' and, of course, playing Batman, the new adaptation of Stephen King's classic horror-fantasy novel 'The Stand' has been in need of a director. After Affleck left the film behind a while ago, the project may have finally found a replacement: Scott Cooper, the helmer behind 'Crazy Heart.'