Thursday, June 18, Johnny Depp and Co. walked the red carpet for Chicago’s premiere of Public Enemies. The notorious bank robber, John Dillinger, was shot less than 5 miles away at the Lincoln Park theater–nearly 75 years ago.The action-er was filmed last year at locations Dillinger once frequented (including the Biograph Theater on Lincoln Avenue), providing the upcoming blockbuster a taste of the authentic. Although Wrigley Field won’t be appearing on screen, Depp also attended a Cubs game and signed autographs for fans after speaking with the media.
Dillinger was a charismatic man. He was being cheered for back then and I’m sure it will happen again now with all the fat cat factors everyone is dealing with nowadays.
Depp, who was the last to arrive, joined fellow stars Bale, Marion Cotillard, director Michael Mann (a Chicago-native), and a crowd of about 600 fans. [Gallery of the premiere available at The Chicago Tribune.]
Public Enemies opens July 1, 2009.
Source: Chicago Tribune