Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in New Poster for 'Black Mass'

I'm looking forward to seeing Johnny Depp turn in a great performance again, but the one thing that kind of concerns me about this film is the release date. September is kind of a strange no man's land where studios place movies that aren't big enough to be summer blockbusters, but also not quite good enough to be prime Oscar contenders. It's the area of the semi-commercial, good "enough" type of film. Sometimes they get remembered for awards, sometimes not, but if they're keeping it Sept 18th, that makes me think Depp's performance might be all there is to this movie.