Washington: Johnny Depp will star as a Boston mobster James `Whitey` Bulger in a new movie, it has been revealed.
In a previous interview reported by a UK publication, the Golden Globe Award winner had said that the reason to play Bulger was obvious to him and it was a fascinating character, a leading daily reported.
The 50-year-old actor asserted that it was not like anything he had done before.
The movie`s director, Scott Cooper said that he only wanted to work with actors who had a strong point of view and who want to race to set and Depp was one of them.
The movie is apparently based on the book "Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob."