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Benedict Cumberbatch Will Be Johnny Depp's Bro in Whitey Bulger Biopic!

Benedict Cumberbatch Will Be Johnny Depp's Bro in Whitey Bulger Biopic!

Benedict Cumberbatch rocks a blue suit onboard the Red Bull Energy Station during the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on Sunday (May 25) in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

Last week, the 37-year-old English actor was dapper while taking his mom to the VIP preview day of The Chelsea Flower Show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Benedict Cumberbatch

It was recently announced that Benedict will replace Guy Pearce in the untitled Whitey Bulger biopic and take on the role of Billy Bulger, Whitey Bulger’s law-abiding brother and a Massachusetts State Senator.

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11 Comments

# 1

Don’t casting directors give rip whether two men look a wee bit alike if playing brothers anymore?

# 2

In the movie Johnny wears a lot of makeup to make him look like Bulger, no doubt they can do the same with Cumberbatch, and Benedict is such a good actor so it will be interesting. Ben looks great in those pictures.

# 3

I see. Well, I agree they’re both fine actors indeed.
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I hope Johnny does better with this than he’s been doing with his latest string of films which haven’t fared well in theaters.
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Just did a quick Google of the guy. It looks like an interesting story.

# 4
Benicdict fab actor @ 05/26/2014 at 6:01 pm

He is a interesting story! H went to the awards shows and was surprised that the audience in the bleacher were yelling his name! We also love him in all the movies he does and Sherlock BBC show! Better than Elementary show with Jonny Lee Miller! He is fantastic his career is skyrocketing ! The create of Sherlock said that it won’t be back till 2016!

# 5
clickedeeclick @ 05/26/2014 at 6:26 pm

Jonny Lee Miller is the best SHERLOCK of all time.

# 6

until I saw the check of $9213 , I did not believe …that…my mother in law had been actualy making money part time on-line. . there friends cousin has been doing this for only about eighteen months and just now paid for the mortgage on their place and purchased a top of the range Toyota . why not check here >>>>>>>>>>>>>
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# 7

Benedict is so HANDSOME, LOVE from the U.S.

# 8
55vineyard @ 05/26/2014 at 11:21 pm

OK, tried to report a spammer but got kicked off – might have clicked too fast,
On topic, just curious who wants to see a movie about this guy? Didn’t he get caught until he was about 70 or so? And was retired.

# 9

Ben is simply the best & most talented actor around these days. I agree he is not handsome but by God he IS sexy as hell!!

I use to be a fan, but he is terribly over exposed at the moment. He is still on my list of actors that I look out for, but nothing else. It will be interesting to see how Depp and Cumberbatch cope with the Boston accent, movie history is littered with spectacular failures from some otherwise excellent actors.

@Kelly:

True, very true … the accent is not an easy one.

I would like to see this film. I do like both actors.

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