LYNN (CBS) – It’s St. Patrick’s Day in Central Square in Lynn.

The neighborhood has been transformed into South Boston in the late 1970s for the Whitey Bulger movie “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp.

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Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger.  (Photo credit: Claire Folger-Warner Brothers)

Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger. (Photo credit: Claire Folger-Warner Brothers)

Film crews will be shooting a St. Patrick’s Day parade scene Monday complete with floats, bands and bagpipes.

Some people were called in as early as 5 a.m. to be extras.

“I think it’s wonderful,” one extra told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “It gives people the opportunity to be working and earn extra money.”

A woman from Rhode Island woke up at 2:30 a.m. to get a good celebrity viewing spot.

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

“Just the excitement, somthing kind of extraordinary to do, to see this whole thing, the kind of production, setting up and maybe get a glimpse of Johnny Depp or B.C. (Benedict Cumberbatch),” she told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Cumberbatch plays Bulger’s brother Billy, the former state Senate president.


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