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Public Enemies

Release Date: July 1, 2009

April 3, 2008
Mann selects his J. Edgar Hoover

Billy Crudup (Dedication) was tapped to portray former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the Michael Mann-directed Public Enemies, a crime drama already starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and John Dillinger.
Source: Variety





February 25, 2008
Wenham, Graham pick up Public Enemies

David Wenham (300) and Stephen Graham (This is England) joined the cast of Public Enemies, a Michael Mann-directed gangster film starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. It begins shooting this March in Chicago.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter





January 28, 2008
Cotillard joins FBI pic

Marion Cotillard (A Good Year) will join Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd) and Christian Bale (Batman Begins) in Public Enemies, a Universal adaptation of Brian Burrough's book, Public Enemies, America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43. The film, to be directed by Michael Mann (Miami Vice), is about the government's attempt to stop criminals John Dillinger (Depp), Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd. Cotillard will play the girlfriend of Depp's character, and Bale will be famed FBI agent Melvin Purvis. Mann, Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman wrote the script.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter





August 11, 2004
Mann and DiCaprio are Public Enemies

Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Public Enemies, the bestselling novel by Bryan Burrough, who also wrote Barbarians at the Gate. Collateral helmer Michael Mann is set to direct with DiCaprio starring. The film centers around the government's attempt to stop such infamous, Depression-era criminals as John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd. In the process, J.Edgar Hoover's FBI went from being a relatively powerless agency to the first federal police force in the country. While the screenplay for the film is being adapted, both Mann and DiCaprio are expected to work on other projects.
Source: Variety

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