Saturday, January 31, 2009

Johnny Depp hopes he does John Dillinger's family proud

This is a really interesting article from the Chicago Tribune about the family of John Dillinger, and there's a great quote from Johnny Depp about his upcoming portrayal of John Dillinger in "Public Enemies." "Public Enemies" is slated for a July 01 nationwide release by Universal, it's directed by Michael Mann and also stars Christian Bale, Billy Crudup and Marion Cotillard. The film is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Bryan Burrough.

Click here: John Dillinger's great-nephew guards outlaw's legacy --
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jerry Bruckheimer wants you to cast Depp's Lone Ranger

Jerry Bruckheimer wants you to chime in with your thoughts about who should play the Lone Ranger to Johnny Depp's Tonto in Bruckheimer's "The Lone Ranger."

Go here to voice your opinion: Click here: MTV Movies Blog » Jerry Bruckheimer Wants YOU To Cast ‘The Lone Ranger’

Johnny Depp's "RANGO" casting is complete

According to Variety, Isla Fisher has joined the cast of Gore Verbinski's animated project "Rango" as the leading female voice. Johnny Depp has the lead male voice (Rango) and is joined by "Chocolat" costar Alfred Molina. Completing the voice cast are Ned Beatty, Abigail Breslin, Harry Dean Stanton and Ray Winstone.

Depp's lead character, Rango, is a household pet who embarks on an adventure to discover his true self and is being penned by John Logan for Paramount. "Rango" is slated for a 2011 release.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Public Enemies photos?

More "Public Enemies" photos have surfaced on this site Click here: Fresh Photos From Johnny Depp-Starring 'Public Enemies' today. "Public Enemies" stars Johnny Depp as 1930s gangster John Dillinger, with Christian Bale as FBI Agent Melvin Purvis, the man on Dillinger's trail and Marion Cotillard as Dillinger's girlfriend Evelyn Frechette. Universal has slated a July 1 release for the Michael Mann directed film based on Bryan Burrough's true crime book of the same name.

We saw this photo first in Entertainment Weekly

Sunday, January 25, 2009

"Public Enemies" author Bryan Burrough writes about "The Big Rich"

Johnny Depp's next film "Public Enemies" is scheduled for a July 1 release nationwide and it is based on the true crime book by the same name by author Bryan Burrough.

We are happy to report that Bryan Burrough has a new book being released within the next few weeks and wanted to share this news with us here on JohnnyDeppReads! Be sure to see if Bryan will be in your area!

Here's Bryan's message to us about his new book, THE BIG RICH.

Dear All:

Hi, everyone. This is Bryan
Burrough, author of Public Enemies. Just wanted you to know I've got a new book
being published this week. No, Johnny Depp isn't yet affiliated with it in any
way, but hey, who knows, maybe there'll be another movie in

Anyway, the new book is called THE BIG RICH:
The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes. It's the story of the four
wealthiest oil families in Texas -- the Hunts, Murchisons, Basses and Cullens --
how they made their money, and in some cases how they lost it. I like to think
it's a pretty fun read, lots of Texas-sized antics -- H.L. Hunt was a
three-family bigamist, as you probably know -- as well as the scoop on their
private islands, football teams (the Cowboys!), mansions and politics. If you'd
like to know more, you can check out my new website,

I'll be out on tour promoting
the book for the next few weeks, in New York, Washington, Philadelphia and,
during the week of Feb. 2, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Dallas. As they say,
check your local entertainment listings to see if I'm appearing at a bookstore
near you. I'll be happy to chat about Public Enemies, the book or the movie, and
to sign a copy of the book, if you bring one along.

Best wishes from snowy New Jersey,

Monday, January 12, 2009

Johnny Depp presented at the 2009 Golden Globes

Johnny Depp presented the 2009 Golden Globe award last night to Sally Hawkins for her role in Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky.
Thanks to MerryK for the screen caps from the HFPA and NBC, no copyright infringement is intended.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Johnny Depp confirmed as Golden Globe presenter

Johnny Depp's been confirmed as a presenter in this coming Sunday's 66th Golden Globe award show. Read more here Click here: The Associated Press: Depp, Diddy, Sting among Golden Globes presenters The live telecast of the Golden Globes will take place Sunday, Jan. 11 on NBC. Check your local listings for exact time and channel.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Johnny Depp's "The Rum Diary" begins casting

According to this industry blog Click here: Blog Stage - Acting in Film, TV, Theatre: Yo, Ho, Ho… casting for Johnny Depp's "The Rum Diary" has begun with Denise Chamian doing the casting. If her name sounds familiar it's because she also did POTC 2 & 3 and is doing Rango too. "The Rum Diary" is based on the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson and is being directed by Bruce Robinson for Depp's Infinitum Nihil. Production is reported to begin in March.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Johnny Depp's PUBLIC ENEMIES in "Entertainment Weekly"

Cover image found here: Click here: Johnny Depp Only Gets Hotter With Age Mark Pasetsky's CoverAwards

Johnny Depp's next summer tentpole film "PUBLIC ENEMIES" is featured in "Entertainment Weekly" , on stands Jan. 02, 2009. There's an article online here: Click here: Public Enemies, Johnny Depp Exclusive! First Look at 12 Big Movies Coming In 2009 Photos Universal studios has Michael Mann directing the film that also stars Marion Cotillard, Christian Bale and Channing Tatum. Look for "PUBLIC ENEMIES" to hit theaters July 01 of this year. The film is based on the true crime novel of the same name penned by Bryan Burrough. Johnny Depp portrays 1930's gangster John Dillinger and Christian Bale is FBI Special Agent Melvin Purivs, the man on the hunt to stop Public Enemy #1.

Photo found at article link above.