Johnny Depp leaves biopic over money issues

May 31, 2013, 09:29 IST | PTI

'Pirates of the Caribbean' star Johnny Depp has reportedly exited 'Black Mass', a biopic based on a Boston gangster Whitey Bulger

The 49-year-old actor is known to have left the project after demands of cutting his fees by half, said a newspaper.

With low sales of the movie at Cannes the producers were looking to trim the budget of the film to a USD 60 million range. The film is based on Boston mob kingpin Whitey Bulger and his close relationship with FBI agent John Connolly.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp. Pic/Santa Banta

Actor Joel Edgerton will play the disgraced FBI agent. Depp will next be seen in 'The Lone Ranger' releasing on July 3.

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