Christian Bale and Johnny Depp in the same movie? Playing opposite one another? Directed by Michael Mann? Tommy guns aplenty and fedoras to top it all off? Ooooooh boy, this is gonna be a good one! Friday’s best news has Bale in negotiations to star opposite Depp in Mann’s gangster flick “Public Enemies.
An adaptation of Brian Burrough’s book “Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43,” the story follows the government’s attempt to stop the criminals John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd. Depp is playing Dillinger.
Bale would play Melvin Purvis, who led the FBI’s manhunt for Dillinger and captured more public enemies than any other agent in FBI history. It was Purvis who uttered, “Stick ’em up, Johnny” when he confronted Dillinger in Chicago.
Bale will shoot “Public Enemies” and then jump onto his mega commitment to the new Terminator trilogy, where he’ll be playing John Connor.