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See Johnny Depp as Boston Crime Boss James 'Whitey' Bulger in Black Mass (PHOTO)

Next on the list of Johnny Depp’s eccentric movie characters? One of the most infamous crime bosses in the history of South Boston.

PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive first look at the actor, 51, as the notorious violent criminal James “Whitey” Bulger in the upcoming gangster drama Black Mass, which hits theaters Sept. 18, 2015.

Photos: Inside the 'Rich, Grand and Epic' Exodus: Gods and Kings

Everyone knows the story: Hebrew baby gets dropped off in a basket. Egyptian royals adopt the baby. Baby Moses grows up and rediscovers his Hebrew roots. There’s a burning bush, divine revelations and some plagues here and there – then Moses parts the Red Sea and saves his people from slavery.

In Exodus: Gods and Kings, director Ridley Scott reimagines the biblical epic. While it’s a huge undertaking, the director had no hesitations.

“The bigger the better,” Scott tells PEOPLE of his latest project, due in theaters Dec. 12. “It’s all pretty massive.”

Joel Edgerton Reveals His Biggest Fear

Going mano a mano with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby isn’t nearly as nerve-racking for Joel Edgerton as sharing the screen with some eight-legged costars.

In his new thriller Wish You Were Here, which hit theaters this past weekend, Edgerton is among a group of friends vacationing in Cambodia when one disappears.