Friday, February 29, 2008

Posted: Thurs., Jan. 10, 2008, 8:20pm PT

Bale on Depp's trail in 'Public'

Actors to face off in Michael Mann's 'Enemies'
Christian Bale is in negotiations to join Johnny Depp in Michael Mann's upcoming "Public Enemies." According to a person familiar with the situation, Bale will play Melvin Purvis, the legendary FBI agent who led the manhunt for John Dillinger. Depp is starring as Dillinger in the pic, which is set up at Universal and is slated to begin production in March (Daily Variety, Dec. 6).

Mann is producing via his Forward Pass banner, with Kevin Misher and his Misher Films. Jane Rosenthal of Tribeca is exec producing. Read the full article at:

Next we got this production data: Public Enemies Logline: Set during the great crime wave of 1933-34, the government attempts to stop Depression-era criminal legends such as John Dillilnger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd and transformed J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI into the country’s first federal police force. Writer: Michael Mann Agency: Creative Artists Agency Studio: Universal Pictures Prod. Co: Forward Pass Misher Films Tribeca Films Genre: Drama Logged: 12/6/2007

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