Sienna Miller has been cut from Johnny Depp’s new thriller Black Mass. Director Scott Cooper broke the news in a new interview on Wednesday.

Sienna Miller Cut From ‘Black Mass’

Cooper explained that while Miller was “fantastic” opposite Depp as Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend Catherine Greig, when it came time to edit, he had to narrow the scope of the story.

“It came down to narrative choices,” the director told Boston Globe.

Miller was seen on set shooting Black Mass last year, and spoke to Boston Globe about how she prepared for her role.

“The accent was something I really focused on because playing someone from Southie, you don’t want to mess that up. Hopefully I’ve managed to pull that off, although I think everyone’s like, ‘How can you be English and think you can do that?,”’ Miller said.

“I shot for two weeks, it’s really a cameo. It’s not a leading role. I had an amazing time working with Johnny Depp, who I think is extraordinary and Scott Cooper, the director, who’s made some amazing films as well,” the actress added.

Black Mass tells the story of FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), who persuades Irish gangster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to help the agency eliminate the Italian mob.

Cooper wanted the film to focus on Bulger’s life before he left Boston, and decided that the gangster’s years as a fugitive with Catherine were “less dramatic.” Therefore, Miller’s scenes were no longer needed.

Black Mass also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, and Dakota Johnson.

The film is set to hit theaters Sept. 18.

 

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