Thursday, 6 December 2007

Depp does Dillinger

No, it's not a porn movie. Rather it's the very exciting news that Johnny Depp is teaming with director Michael Mann for Public Enemies, a Depression-era drama set during the great crime wave of 1933-34 when the US government’s attempts to stop such legendary crims such as John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd helped transform J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI into the country’s first federal police force. Mann penned the script, based on Bryan Burrough’s book and shooting starts next March in Chicago.

I've been a Mann fan from way back. Thief, Manhunter (which I saw on it original theatrical release), The Keep (a very underrated movie — are we ever going to see it on DVD?), Mohicans, Heat, The Insider, Collateral et al. I liked almost all of Miami Vice too (save the excursion to Cuba for drinks and sex) and didn't understand why people were so down on it. That scene in the trailer park was pure genius.

Anyways, the notion of Depp and Mann working together has me psyched. As I'm sure it does others...


Karen at Johnny Depp Reads said...

This one has me psyched too Mark, Johnny as Dillinger is just perfect casting. Have you read the book by Bryan Burrough? Mann and Depp together? Could be a match made in heaven, Mann's from Chicago and being a home town guy has to help him know Dillinger's story.

Gerard said...

Oh I'm psyched :D