Friday, 4 April 2008

Public Enemies Movie in July 2009

Public Enemies by Bryan BurroughIt has been decided to make a movie adaptation of the book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34" written by Bryan Burrough.

John Dillinger Public Enemy No 1The book strips away the thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoovers FBI to tell the full story for the first time of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young Hoover and the assortment of criminals who became national icons: John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barkers.

The period movie, titled Public Enemies, is going to focus on the FBI agent Melvin Purvis' attempt to stop criminals John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd.

Public Enemy is directed by Michael Mann and is starring Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard and Channing Tatum.

Little Bohemia Lodge - Public EnemiesPhotography took place in Columbus, Wisconsin and in Chicago, Illinois, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and several other places in Wisconsin, including the famous Little Bohemia Lodge in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, the actual location of a 1934 gun fight between Dillinger and the FBI! Some parts of the movie were also shot in Crown Point, Indiana, the town where Dillinger was imprisoned and subsequently escaped from jail.

The movie Public Enemies should be released on July 1, 2009.


He-Ro said...

Dillinger was arrested in January the 25th, 1939 in Tucson, AZ. He didnt know his fellas were arrested a few minutes earlier while he was at his recently owned house. No bullets or shots happened. Then he was transported to his birthstate were he escaped months later. We have to give it to the Tucson Police (~_^)b