The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures
announced today that they have acquired Us theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger
, a documentary about notorious Irish gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger and the massive law enforcement corruption surrounding his reign of terror in South Boston. Whitey, which premiered at Sundance this year, was directed and produced by Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger
(Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
), and produced by RadicalMedia for CNN Films.
Magnolia will be giving the film a day and date theatrical and on demand release this June, followed by a broadcast on CNN later this year. Magnolia and CNN also partnered on Blackfish and Life Itself
, the upcoming Roger Ebert
documentary also being released this summer.
Infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger wielded a mystique as the Robin Hood of South Boston,