Matt Damon may drop Whitey Bulger project due to 'Black Mass'
Actor-producer Matt Damon might drop the idea of making a Whitey Bulger film, if he finds any similarities between his and Johnny Depp's "Black Mass".
Los Angeles: Actor-producer Matt Damon might drop the idea of making a Whitey Bulger film, if he finds any similarities between his and Johnny Depp's "Black Mass".
Damon, 44, who own a production company with actor friend Ben Affleck, was planning to make a movie on gangster Whitey Bugler said he has not watched Scott Cooper's take yet, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Although ours was very, very different from 'Black Mass,' which I read, or 'The Departed' or any of the things that have kind of been made about Whitey Bulger we were gonna go a very, very, very different way. Maybe down the line.
"But I'd have to see 'Black Mass' too it's getting great reviews, and if it's kind of a seminal Whitey Bulger story, there's no reason to tell that story twice," Damon said. The actor, however, added, the idea he and Affleck have for making this gangster movie could apply to someone, "who wasn't Whitey Bulger too."
Damon, who is currently working on the next instalment of the "Bourne" franchise, said he is excited to work with director Paul Greengrass again after nine years. "I shot last night and flew here, but it's going great so far. It kind of feels like we never left... Hopefully we're not too rusty."