Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Depp will drive Dillinger's getaway car

Johnny Depp as John Dillinger in Local Museum's Car

Roscoe, IL.

March 3, 2008-

Universal Pictures ‘Public Enemies’ starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger and Christian Bale as Melvin Purvis will be using the actual car that John Dillinger used in the robbery of the Greencastle, Indiana bank.

The film will be released in 2009 from director Michael Mann who was responsible for such films as ‘Miami Vice’, ‘Collateral’, and ‘Heat’. The car will be loaned to the film from Historic Auto Attractions in Roscoe, IL. It was John Dillinger’s getaway car when Dillinger and his gang robbed the Central National Bank in Greencastle, IN, in October of 1933. It was the largest bank robbery up to this point in history, totaling over $75,000.

This robbery will be retold in the film and feature the actual car from the actual robbery. It is sure to be one of the greatest pieces of trivia in film history! On Tuesday March 4th at 10am the car will be picked up by the transportation department of the film from Historic Auto Attractions to be made ready for its big screen debut.

Historic Auto Attractions is located on Metric Dr. off Rockton Road. 13825 Metric Dr. Roscoe, IL 61073

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