Movie crews have once again descended upon Chelsea to begin shooting scenes from ‘Black Mass,’ an upcoming movie about the early days of ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s activities in Boston and surrounding areas.
Trucks arrived and signs were placed on Chestnut and Williams Streets this week, near Fernandez Liquors store. Likely, the crews are looking to film under the Mystic/Tobin Bridge, which is an ever-popular shot for movie makers. Last summer, movie crews filmed for several weeks under the Tobin for fight scenes and in the Chelsea Floor Covering store – which was turned into a coffee shop temporarily. The main character in that movie – which was based on the 1980s television series ‘The Equalizer’ – was Denzel Washington, who made several appearances in Chelsea during filming.
There was no word on how long and where movie crews would be for ‘Black Mass.’
However, the filming was also said to be taking place on Revere Beach as well as Chelsea.
The movie features Johnny Depp as Whitey and Guy Pearce as former Sen. President Billy Bulger.
If things work out as well as they did last year, there might be some pretty major Hollywood stars in Chelsea again this summer.