Saturday, May 31, 2008

Friday night at the Biograph

Today's internet chat hints that Public Enemies filming at the Biograph was pretty much uneventful for the cast and crew last night, however some drunks were arrested. Johnny Depp and Christian Bale while reportedly filming several days there may not be finished at the Biograph and we know from the recent street closures notice (see Thursday's post) they are TENTATIVELY scheduled to film at the Aragon Ballroom over the next few days. That should be Johnny and Marion Cotillard. But this schedule's always changing. Stay tuned.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday "Public Enemies" update

Today's quick update has Depp filming late last night/this morning in Chicago and is "scheduled" to resume more filming at the Biograph area tonight. Internet chatter is that the crowds will be kept pretty far away. Look for increased security tonight and also ? the death scene.

More as I hear it.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Public Enemies filming in Chicago next week

Here's some interesting "Public Enemies" info, it's the *scheduled* filming info and street closures for next week! So it looks like we'll be seeing Johnny Depp in Chicago for a while longer.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Public Enemies puts out new casting call

Looks like the "Public Enemies" folks are looking for more extras to play prisioners for the Joliet prison scenes.

Chicago's Lincoln Ave recreated as it was in 1934

Here's a great newsclip showing the transformation of the Lincoln Ave. area in Chicago, where the Biograph theater is located, and where the Universal studios' "Public Enemies" filming is taking place.

Thanks to JDR's Herestoyou for finding this for us all to see!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"Public Enemies" premiere mention

Hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend here in the states! It's been pretty quiet over the weekend, but this bit surfaced on the net today.

This is an article about one of the cars in the film and at the very bottom it mentions that this car (and I think others) will be flown to LA for the PE premiere next summer. I look for a Chicago prem as well. I know there are rumors of something else on a very small local level and I think that's highly probable.

We'd also like to wish Johnny's daughter a very happy birthday today!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Public Enemies fan events over?

Are the meet and greets over? Just in Chicago? Everywhere?

Here is an account of what happened in Chicago, be sure to scroll down for the latest postings:

This imdb thread is somewhat reliable as the poster using the name herenotthere appears to be a PE crew member. If this is true looks like we can say buh-bye to the meet and greets. I don't blame them one bit.

This forum has some interesting info and some not so great info, scroll through.


Public Enemies filming Saturday update

Sorry to be just now getting this posted, but real life took over. Seems that after wrapping for the day last night (this morning) there was a group of drunk 20something guys who really hassled and got quite nasty to the cast and crew. Reports on various sites and blogs from people there, all say about the same thing and that Johnny's personal security team had to step up and take control. It was reported that they announced later to the waiting crowd that Johnny had gone and was on his plane.

Just like Elvis.

He was outta there.

Mini editorial question: Chicago seems to have had a shooting in the area in the day or so before, (not filming related) I can't help but wonder, as many bloggers and forum posters have as well, where were the area police? I know they can't be everywhere, but you have a bunch of drunk "kids" running amuck on a holiday night, and a large film crew trying to get their work done in the same area.
Sounds like trouble to me.

Public Enemies films at the Biograph

Last night late there were reports of barracades being in place and small crowds gathering near the Biograph area, but at midnight Chicago time there was no news "out there" in the great internet abyss about the "Public Enemies" filming. Nothing being reported as yet this morning, but it's very early there in Chicago.

Don't forget that this film is based on "Public Enemies" by Bryan Burrough, it's a great read! And that the film is being directed by Michael Mann for Universal.

Any news of Johnny Depp or Christian Bale filming will be posted as they come in.

Everyone in the US have a safe Memorial Day Weekend!

This is the link to a blog that shows some of the work that's been done on the Biograph area. Thanks to that blogger for making it available to us all.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Chicago "Public Enemies" night filming continues

It's all over the net, so it's no secret that last night there were run throughs with stand ins and scenes were rehearsed and blocked for THE scene at the Biograph. Johnny Depp was seen in the area, but isn't reported to have filmed anything. It's suspected that this "could" be filmed tonight. The people who know for sure, aren't talking. LOL

OK, those of you who know me from our main forum, know that we try very hard to be as respectful of him as a person and actor as possible. Soapbox rant ahead: warning!

That said, if you are in the area and plan to go tonight, please think twice about that. There will be many, many other opportunities for you to see or greet Johnny before he leaves in few weeks where he will be less stressed. Please try to give the actors and crew some space and please try to be respectful of their work environment. This is their job space. They have a tough job to do. They don't "owe" us the right to watch or even be there. Imagine if you had a very long, tedious and difficult day at your job and hundreds of people decided to come to your work space and watch you do your job.

Off soapbox.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Public Enemies, Chicago

Not much out there yet today, so hopefully that means some great work is being done on the Public Enemies set by Johnny Depp! Someone on imdb posted the a link to their Biograph and Chicago PE pics.

Appaerntly work is still being done to the facade and the street, so who knows when the fateful scene will be filmed?!

More when I hear it!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

More Chicago "Public Enemies" info

More internet chat has Johnny Depp out on May 27 and 28. The 27th is his daughter's birthday. We've also heard that the cast and crew will have the holiday weekend off, so that's no filming on May 24, 25, 26, then no Johnny on the 27 and 28.

Here are some great tids and bits! lol

This link says that the PE people are still in need of vintage vehicles for late June filming in the Miami/South Florida area:

Here's a youtube video of the fabulous vintage train being used in filming:

And a blog with some Biograph pics:

"Public Enemies" filming continues in Chicago

More internet "chat" today. One of our members in Chicago reported last night of rumors that the Biograph filming could come after Memorial Day.( For those of you outside of the US, this coming weekend is 3 -day Federal Holiday weekend and Monday is considered a "banking" holiday so most people have the three days off.) That that could put Johnny Depp's Biograph scenes coming Tuesday, May 27 and after.

More as we hear it!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Johnny Depp in Chicago filming "Public Enemies" and greeting fans afterward

This Chicago Uptown blog has some great pics and a terrific write up of yesterday's "meet and greet" between Johnny Depp and a small group of people who waited hours to see him. Scroll down to "Quiet on the Set."

Scroll down to "Movie Mania",CST-NWS-SNEED20.article

More pics from the set area:

Monday, May 19, 2008

Johnny Depp is in Chicago

We've been told on our main forum that Johnny Depp filmed a robbery scene at the Bridgeview Bank location earlier today. And that they saw Stephen Dorff holding a girl hostage in one scene. Also, a small crowd saw Depp on the "Public Enemies" Chicago location earlier today.

More as we hear it!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

"Public Enemies"' filming at Union Station

Slow news day today, internet reports have "Public Enemies" filming at and around Chicago's Union Station today. Filming reportedly is to continue in the Union Station, Uptown area and at the Biograph Theater through this week. And Christian Bale has reportedly been seen on the set today.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Chicago under construction for "Public Enemies" filming with Johnny Depp

A new set of doors is being given to a building in Chicago in preparation for the filming of Bryan Burrough's book based film, "Public Enemies." This site has a picture of some of the work being done for the filming.
This site has a pic of the temporary doors:

In addition to Johnny Depp, the Michael Mann film features Marion Cotillard and Christian Bale.

Public Enemies to film in south Florida?

According to the info in this column, the Public Enemies people are looking for antique vehicles of all kinds for use when filming in the south Florida area in late June. Looks like Johnny Depp will be back in Florida soon!

More on Johnny Depp's "Public Enemies" in Columbus

Yet another great column about Johnny Depp's "Public Enemies" filming in and around Columbus. AND there are some new pics there too!

FYI - In the "time will tell" category, internet chat has Johnny taking a few days off before returning to Chicago.

Friday, May 16, 2008 talks to JohnnyDeppReads approached me for an interview about Johnny, his fans and us at and it's on their site now! What fabulous timing since the "Public Enemies" filming is now in Chicago for the next few weeks!

Please drop by their site and read the interview! I hope you all enjoy it, and while there, wander around their site, they have a lot of great things there to see and read!

Thanks to for asking to chat with me!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Columbus' mayor gave Johnny Depp the key to the city

Go here for for a pic and to read the Columbus' Mayor's blog

"Public Enemies" has left Columbus...for now

Reports in from the people in the area say that the "Public Enemies" bunch has finished in Columbus... for now, but could return at a later date. The PE cast and crew are moving to Chicago today for a scheduled 5 to 6 week shoot.

Over on our main forum we are so thrilled that 8 JohnnyDeppReads members have been posting about their experiences the last couple of days, they've been really great to include pictures, videos and of course detailed reports about what went on there in the Columbus area. New reports are in, here's the link:

More as we get it!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Public Enemies filming news from Columbus and Beaver Dam

Here's an article that summarizes this weeks' filming in Columbus and Beaver Dam. There is some "chat" that the crew could possibly return to the area again, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard were seen in Beaver Dam and Johnny filmed in Columbus.

Be sure to continue to check the link in yesterday's blog item below, more and more people are continuing to post, adding their stories, pictures and videos of their experiences this week. You don't want to miss reading about them. Johnny and his people are THE BEST.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Johnny Depp and Public Enemies first hand encounter reports

Be sure to take a few minutes and drop by our main forum as people post about their Johnny Depp and 'Public Enemies' Columbus and Beaver Dam encounters on Monday and Tuesday! Go here for some first hand reports and pictures, be sure to read the most recent posts that span several pages.

Public Enemies leaves Columbus

Johnny Depp and the cast and crew of "Public Enemies" finished their scenes in Columbus yesterday and waved goodbye to the crowds as they left.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Public Enemies update

This is a great column about the Columbus and Beaver Dam filming, and possibility of any Milwaukee filming.

Public Enemies filming in Columbus and Beaver Dam this week

Here are a couple of articles that again imply that Johnny Depp is filming in Columbus today and then should move to Beaver Dam and the Rogers Hotel tomorrow.

A reminder that this film is based on the true crime book of the same name by Bryan Burrough, and is being directed by Michael Mann for Universal Pictures. It also stars Christian Bale, Billy Crudup and Marion Cotillard.

The internet *chatter* is that he's in Columbus now and has been seen on set.

Public Enemies to film in Columbus today

Well folks, it appears that the final round of scenes to be filmed in Columbus will begin today. The Beaver Dam scenes are scheduled to be filmed tomorrow. When finished, it's reported that they will have completed all filming in that area. Starrer Johnny Depp and the rest of the cast and crew are expected to return to Chicago for a longer 5 to 6 week set down.

Here's an article with a picture of the now legendary cobblestone street coverings in Columbus. LOL

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Johnny Depp Film 'Public Enemy' Shooting Soon At Bridgeview Bank

Johnny Depp Film 'Public Enemy' Shooting Soon At Bridgeview Bank, this article has some great pictures of the bank that will be used for filming in Chicago.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

'Public Enemies' still a go for Columbus and Beaver Dam next week

Public Enemies with Johnny Depp appears to be scheduled for a return to Columbus and Beaver Dam on Monday and Tuesday of next week. This should wrap their Wisconsin filming. They are currently scheduled to return to Chicago for 5 to 6 weeks of filming. "Public Enemies" is based on a book by the same name by Bryan Burrough and is being directed by Michael Mann.

Friday, May 9, 2008

"Public Enemies" update on Chicago's Biograph Theater scenes

Looks like after a few quiet days about Johnny Depp and his "Public Enemies" filming, that we have a tidbit about the highly anticipated scenes to be "shot" at the Biograph Theater in Chicago. Access the link below and scroll down for the Depp news.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

More about Public Enemies filming in Madison

Enthusiastic crowd watches Public Enemies production in Madison, Christian Bale's Melvin Purvis a part of the scene, but not Johnny Depp's character John Dillinger.

Update on the Mirror Lake Shoot

Filming at Mirror Lake was a secret affair involving Christian Bale. Unfortunately a vintage car had to be abandoned.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

More confirmation of filming dates altered for Columbus

Adam Boor, the location scout, has confirmed that Public enemies will not be filming in Columbus until next week.

Columbus Filming dates change

According to Mayor Nancy Osterhaus blog, filming in Columbus will now be on 12th & 13th May.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Public Enemies Madison filming updates.

Public Enemies with Christian Bale begins filming outside Wisconsin Capitol in Madison

Public Enemies shoot at Capitol provides lunchtime show in downtown Madison

Man to Mann

This article talks a little bit about the Wisconsin State Capitol filming.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Christian Bale, "Public Enemies" filming at Capitol tonight?

Christian Bale, "Public Enemies" filming at Capitol tonight????????
click here for article.

The latest on Beaver Dam and Columbus filming

Depp movie returns to county next week, they will be in Columbus and Beaver Dam on Wednesday

But anything can change at very short notice, so keep watching for updates.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

"Public Enemies" filming changes again

Hold on buckaroos and buckarettes, just when we thought things were ready to get back on the trail, another hitch in the old git-along has happened. yikes

Go here to read about the schedule changes, as always, all changes are tentative.

Public Enemies shoot scheduled for Madison

Public Enemies shoot scheduled for Capitol Square in downtown Madison.
Click here for article.