NEW YORK (AP) — Legendary rocker Chrissie Hynde was with the band. And not just as the sultry-voiced singer with the Pretenders, which won popularity decades ago with hits such as "Brass in Pocket" and "Ohio."
Johnny Depp's portrayal of James 'Whitey' Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after "Black Mass", an account of the Boston mobster's life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival. Barely recognisable after having been given the Irish-American gangster's severely receding hairline, sallow Celtic complexion and piercing blue eyes, Depp features in almost every scene of Scott Cooper's movie. It is a biopic that could almost be classed as a buddy movie since at its core is the relationship between Bulger and John Connolly, a childhood friend from the tough, Irish-dominated area of South Boston, who has become an FBI agent.
VENICE, Italy (AP) — It's Johnny Depp's day at the Venice Film Festival. Judging by early reaction to his performance in gangster drama "Black Mass," it may turn out to be Johnny Depp's year.