Monday, January 28, 2008
Depp and Bale to be Public Enemies
Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral) is directing a film about John Dillinger, a man who leads a gang of bank robbers across the country during the Depression and the feds that try to track him down. Johnny Depp will play Dillinger, and Christian Bale will play Agent Melvin Purvis, the "Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive" character who makes it his mission to catch the gang of criminals.
Joining the two powerhouse actors are Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose), Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi, and Stephen Dorff. Variety says filming is set to begin in Chicago on March 1oth for Universal Pictures.
Michael Mann is one of my favorite directors. With a cast like this, I'm expecting nothing short of brilliance.