‘Black Mass’ stars to attend local screening

From left: Benedict Cumberbatch as Billy Bulger and Johnny Depp as James “Whitey” Bulger in the drama “Black Mass.”

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From left: Benedict Cumberbatch as Billy Bulger and Johnny Depp as James “Whitey” Bulger in the drama “Black Mass.”

Prepare for a Johnny Depp sighting in Brookline. The cast of “Black Mass” will be in town Sept. 15 for a private screening of the Whitey Bulger biopic at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Reps for the movie didn’t say who will walk the red carpet at the local premiere, but Depp’s “Black Mass” producers have already said that he’s excited to do promotion for the film. Depp — who plays Bulger in the movie — and his costars, who include Benedict Cumberbatch as Billy Bulger, Joel Edgerton as FBI agent John Connolly, and Julianne Nicholson as Connolly’s wife, Marianne, are scheduled to walk the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 14. One actress who probably won’t be at either screening is Sienna Miller. She was in town last year to film scenes opposite Depp as Whitey’s girlfriend Catherine Greig, but according to the Daily Mail, the character was cut out of the film. The movie, based on the book by former Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerry O’Neill, has its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week.

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