Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer
Christian Bale is in talks to join Johnny Depp in the upcoming film by Michael Mann, Public Enemies. The film centers around the historic efforts by the FBI to capture famed criminal John Dillinger.
Variety is reporting that Bale would step into the role of Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who led the manhunt. Depp is already locked into the role of Dillinger.
Production is set to begin in March.
These are two of the most talented, interesting actors working today. It’s great to hear they could be starring in the same film, and I can’t wait to see how they play off each other.
For those interested, here is a brief bio of Dillinger, courtesy of wikipedia:
John Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American bank robber, considered by some to be a dangerous criminal, while others idealized him as a latter-day Robin Hood. He gained this reputation (and the nickname "Jackrabbit") for his graceful movements during bank heists, such as leaping over the counter (a movement he supposedly copied from the movies) and narrow getaways from police. His exploits, along with those of other criminals of the 1930s Depression era, such as Bonnie and Clyde and Ma Barker, dominated the attentions of the American press and its readers during what is sometimes referred to as the public enemy era, between 1931 and 1935, a period which led to the further development of the modern and more sophisticated FBI.