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Johnny Depp To Play Whitey Bulger In New Movie

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21:  Johnny Depp attends a book discussion. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 21: Johnny Depp attends a book discussion. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) – Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger? Depp’s portrayal of the Boston mobster could soon grace the big screen.

According to Deadline.com, Johnny Deep is slated to star in the Cross Creek crime thriller “Black Mass,” with Barry Levinson directing him.

Universal Pictures is set to release the film in the U.S. through Cross Creek’s distribution deal with the studio, and production is said to begin in May, Deadline.com reports.

Ben Affleck is also said to be working on a Whitey Bulger project scripted by Boardwalk Empire creator Terrence Winter with Matt Damon expected to play the mobster.

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