A block in Cambridge is getting a makeover — to look more like South Boston.

Filming is about to begin on “Black Mass”, a new movie based on the life of convicted gangster Whitey Bulger, starring Johnny Depp as the convicted mobster. On Wednesday, movie crews transformed the outside of a Polish American Club in Cambridge into a replica of Triple O’s Lounge, Bulger’s infamous hangout.

Across the street, other storefronts are being transformed to look like the Southie of decades ago.

Depp is making quite a transformation as well. Photos that showed up on a Facebook fan website showing the actor in make-up as Bulger.

Filming is scheduled to begin next week.

What do you think of the movie crew’s work so far — both on the buildings, and on Depp? Will you head to Cambridge during filming for some star-sighting? Share your comments below, and watch for them on WBZ News in the Morning from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m.


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