Johnny Depp is undoubtedly still one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but films like The Lone Ranger and Mortdecai make it seem as though his best performances are behind him. There is a glimmer of hope that we’ll see the Depp of old again, though, and it’s called Black Mass.
Depp stars as notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, and in the trailer he lays out his own personal moral code, intercut with scenes of him carrying out that code. As he does so often, Depp does his best to transform into Bulger, and so far it seems to be working. We’ll have to wait and see the full movie, but it’s hard to watch this and not believe just a little bit in the triumphant return of Johnny Depp.