Johnny Depp and Michael Mann Are Public Enemies

Depp to star as John Dillinger.

by | December 6, 2007 | Comments

Johnny Depp may not be filming Shantaram this winter, but he won’t be out of work. Michael Mann is making sure of it.

Refusing to let a silly little writers’ strike keep him from rocking a theater near you, Depp has agreed to star in Public Enemies, a Mann-scripted crime drama based on Bryan Burrough’s 2004 book of the same name. Enemies, scheduled to start filming March 10 in Chicago, deals with some familiar faces in the annals of American crime:

Drama is set during the great crime wave of 1933-34, when the government’s attempts to stop Depression-era criminal legends such as John Dillilnger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd transformed J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI into the country’s first federal police force.

Depp, naturally, will play John Dillinger.

The deal, struck “hours before” Sweeney Todd‘s Hollywood premiere, comes as something of a surprise; until recently, Mann had been circling Edwin A. Salt, a Tom Cruise spy thriller.

Source: Variety

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