// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Benedict Cumberbatch to replace Guy Pearce in Johnny Depp’s crime drama

Benedict Cumberbatch to replace Guy Pearce in Johnny Depp’s crime drama

PanARMENIAN.Net - Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to replace Guy Pearce in the Johnny Depp-starring Whitey Bulger crime drama from Warner Bros. and Cross Creek Pictures, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie, which is based on the book Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal, is now shooting in Boston with Scott Cooper directing.

Pearce was to have played Whitey's brother Billy Bulger but dropped out a few weeks ago for reasons unknown. The studios is trying to close a deal for Cumberbatch to step in, although he was approached a few weeks ago.

Adam Scott just closed a deal to join the production, which already has Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple and Jesse Plemons on the roll call.

Cumberbatch last week signed on to appear in The Yellow Birds, an adaptation of the Kevin Powers novel being helmed by Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery.

 Top stories
The 4th season of the Emmy-winning drama will once again be comprised of three episodes which promise "extraordinary cases."
The film "Earthquake" is based on the real events surraunding the disastrous earthquake which struck Armenia in 1988.
The festival seeks to promote women’s creativity and establish a network among female filmmakers from different parts of the world.
The star is not on Hollywood Boulevard's main Walk of Fame but rather consists of a symbolic star dedicated by the Armenian community.
Partner news