Friday, January 11, 2008

How cool does this sound?

Johnny Depp and Christian Bale will team up with writer-director Michael Mann for Public Enemies, playing bank robber John Dillinger and FBI agent Melvin Purvis (who, Reuters tells us, said "Stick 'em up, Johnny," to Dillinger just before the gangster was killed), respectively. Enemies is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough's book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI."
As if that doesn't sound sweet enough, it's actually being filmed in the real Midwest (y'know, where Dillinger hung out and stuff). Incidentally, my dad's tiny hometown of Baraboo, Wisconsin - home to the Circus World Museum - is being scouted...

2 comments:

Eric said...

incidentally, my great uncle who lived in south dakota got holed up with dillinger and babyface nelson. apparently dillinger was really jumpy and shot an oven

John Potter said...

Great story...