Who Da Mann? Depp and Bale Find Out In Public Enemies

Published 7 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:37 pm,

dillingerpic Who Da Mann? Depp and Bale Find Out In Public EnemiesChristian Bale is in negotiations to join Johnny Depp in Michael Mann’s crime thriller Public Enemies. The film will tell the story of the FBI’s manhunt for John Dillinger, the charismatic criminal who was loved by many and loathed by the government. Dillinger was finally gunned down outside Chicago’s Biograph theater.

Johnny Depp will play the legendary gangster while Bale will play Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent tracking him down.

So far, this is a hell of a cast. Also, it is directed by Michael Mann, and let’s face it: Nobody makes a crime drama like Mann. The man (or Mann) is a legend in the crime genre, be it the original (and best) Hannibal Lecter film Manhunter (in which the iconic villain is spelled Lecktor), television’s Miami Vice or the 1995 masterpiece Heat – Mann knows how to show both sides of the law.

Depp is Hollywood’s golden boy at the minute and Bale seems to be attaching himself to a wide variety of films, possibly to avoid type-casting as Batman. With these actors attached to the film, it should be a powerful piece of intelligent cinema with strong performances. It really is a film to look forward to.

The film goes in front of the camera in March and there is no release date set.

Source: Variety

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  1. Haha!! This is awesome.

    My kids (via their mom) is related to Dillinger. Her great uncle (who was dillinger’s nephew) was a kid playing under the card table when Dillinger and his gang split up the loot from their last successful heist.

    This is kinda cool.

  2. Wow that’s a cool story Alcadyzaar…
    Yea I’m with you I love a good story like this one and I really like Depp and Bale.

    Depp “usually” dosnt take crap roles so this has to be good!

  3. I grew up in Mooresville IN thought it was a bouring ass town wile I was growing up untill they told me about Dillinger when my grams died we found she was in love Dillinger hinch men before she met my gramps they told grams he died in jail so she forget about him so Dillinger and gang always kept me interested in the history of this town

  4. my great grampa was in with dillenger, so all growing up he was a main part of our family history, and I live in c.p. of course.