South Boston casts a critical eye on ‘Black Mass’ ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page The Whitey Bulger movie “Black Mass” has been filming in Greater Boston. Patriot Pics/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES Johnny Depp got a visit from his fiance Amber Heard while filming the adaptation of "Black Mass" in Lynn on July 21. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Live palm tress were planted in the sand of Revere Beach to transform the area into Miami Beach on July 8. A scene from the movie “Black Mass” will be filmed there for the next several days. Crews used front-end loaders to transport the live trees to the beach, blocking off a section of the area where new cabana beach chairs were placed. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff A pizza restaurant was made over into a Cuban cafe on Revere Beach Boulevard across the street from Revere Beach on July 8. The area is being transformed into Miami Beach for a scene from the movie “Black Mass.” Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe A scene for “Black Mass” was filmed outside South Boston High School on June 30. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Vintage police cruisers were seen in Lynn as two streets were taken over to film a St. Patrick's Day parade scene for the movie “Black Mass” on June 23. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Julianne Nicholson was seen at filming on East Broadway in South Boston. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Film director Scott Cooper (at left, wearing hat) was spotted during the filming of “Black Mass” in East Broadway in South Boston on June 19. Patriot Pics/FAMEFLYNET Actor Benedict Cumberbatch was in Boston to take on the role of Billy Bulger in the adaptation of Dick Lehr and Gerry O’Neill’s book “Black Mass.” The “Sherlock” actor held a copy of The Boston Globe on set. He was wearing a hat that has become a favorite among his fans. Jay Connor Johnny Depp (pictured as Whitey Bulger) and Juno Temple did several takes of a scene at the corner of Buffum and Union streets in downtown Lynn on June 11. Jay Connor Juno Temple filmed a scene smoking a cigarette while crossing Buffum Street on June 11. Patriot Pics/FAMEFLYNET Dakota Johnson (pictured) shared in brief festivities as the crew surprised Johnny Depp with a birthday cake in celebration of his 51st birthday on the set of “Black Mass” in Boston. Patriot Pics/FameFlynet Actor Johnny Depp, as Whitey Bulger, filmed a violent murder scene in Lynn. Director Scott Cooper re-created the 1982 murder of Brian Halloran, who was killed by Bulger as he left the Topside Café with Michael Donahue. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff An unidentified actor drove this car up Silver Street in South Boston on May 28. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff A crew member’s badge on May 28. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Actor Joel Edgerton took a break during filming on May 28. Edgerton plays former FBI agent John Connolly Jr. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Actor Joel Edgerton took a break during filming on May 28. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Actor Joel Edgerton exited a car on Silver Street in South Boston during filming of “Black Mass” on May 28. Patriot Pics/FAMEFLYNET Jesse Plemons (left) as Kevin Weeks with “Black Mass” star Johnny Depp as Bulger. Jay Connor for The Boston Globe “Black Mass” director Scott Cooper (left) spoke with crew members outside of the filming of the Triple O's Lounge set at 747 Cambridge St .in Cambridge on May 23. The Polish American Club was decorated to resemble the South Boston Triple O's Lounge where Whitey held court. Jay Connor Crew members rehearsed a fight scene at the corner of Marion and Cambridge streets on May 23. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff Graffiti on the set where “Black Mass” was filmed in Cambridge on May 21. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff One of the cars for the movie in Cambridge on May 21. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff Period cars in front of a mock-up of Triple O's Lounge used in the filming in Cambridge on May 21. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff Pedestrians tried to get a look at the film crew where the movie was being filmed in Cambridge on May 21. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff A man in jeans who appeared to be the stand-in for Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger as the movie was filmed around Water Street in Dorchester on May 19. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Triple O's Lounge in South Boston was made over at a location in Cambridge May 14 for the filming of the movie.