Johnny looks very different in his latest flick

Johnny Depp has been snapped with a rather alarming new ‘do.

The actor, 50, sported slicked-back greying locks and a receding hairline on Wednesday, which he paired with baggy blue jeans and a leather jacket.

Luckily for Johnny‘s fiancée Amber Heard, his dodgy style wasn’t real.

He was wearing a bald cap and wig to shoot scenes for new film Black Mass, in which he plays notorious Boston gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger.

The movie will tell the story of Whitey, 84, who received two life sentences and five years last November for his role in 11 murders and crimes including drug trafficking and extortion.

He’d been on the run for 16 years before being captured in Santa Monica, California in 2011.

Fifty Shades Of Grey‘s Dakota Johnson will portray Whitey‘s girlfriend Lindsey Cyr, while Guy Pearce is starring as his law-abiding brother Bill

Johnny has previously spoken about how much he’s looking forward to playing the mob boss.

‘The reason to play him is obvious to me,’ Johnny told Collider earlier this year.

‘He’s a fascinating character. It’s not like anything I’ve done before, on that level. I’m very excited to slide into that skin for a little bit.’

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