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Public Enemies Poster Appears Online
Johnny Depp goes gangster

03 March 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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What do you get if you cross the poster for Road To Perdition and Johnny Depp? Why, the new poster for Michael Mann's Public Enemies*, in which Depp plays legendary outlaw John Dillinger opposite Christian Bale's lawman.

The film's been shooting in Wisconsin and Illinois, and tells the story of FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Bale) and his attempts to capture Dillinger and his notorious gang. His contemporaries included Pretty Boy Floyd (Channing Tatum), Alvin Karpis (Giovanni Ribisi), Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Homer Van Meter (Stephen Dorff). Billy Crudup plays legendary FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover.

Public Enemies Poster
Click the image above to view larger Public Enemies poster on MSN Movies

The previous paragraph, incidentally, proves two things. First of all, that people had much more interesting names in the 1930s. Secondly, Michael Mann's assembled a very interesting cast. The film's out here on July 3.

*Not to be confused with Public Enemy, although I'm sure they'd agree with many of their less police-friendly sentiments.


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RE: Public Enemies Poster Appears Online
Looking soooo much foward to this one. The poster is fairly dull, but who cares with this kind of talent behind and in front of the camera?  More

Posted by Kazuya at 12:53 on 16 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Doesn't Bale deserve an above the title credit?
nbsp;Depp x Mann = Film Gold More

Posted by JIm R at 12:27 on 16 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Doesn't Bale deserve an above the title credit?
AWESOME! You know it will be authentic because Michael Mann is very thorough with his research. Depp is perfect for Dillinger and I can't wait to see him and Christian Bale opposite each other on screen. More

Posted by JoeyPottr at 04:27 on 16 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Doesn't Bale deserve an above the title credit?
Great trailer, Mann's style really suits the period. I personally loved Miami Vice and cannot wait for this. More

Posted by Mojo at 23:08 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Public Enemies Poster Appears Online
the HD trailer is up at apple - www.apple.com/trailers/universal/publicenemies/hd/nd a thing of great beauty it is indeed. the tone reminds of "the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford". More

Posted by adambatman82 at 23:07 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Doesn't Bale deserve an above the title credit?
Empire, you're slow.    Check out the new kick-ass trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxXH5BnV7Ygp; I can't wait. More

Posted by benskelly at 22:53 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

Doesn't Bale deserve an above the title credit?
Or at least his face on the poster? More

Posted by sagart at 18:17 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

Looking Great!
I so want to see this, it's very high on my want to see in the cinema. Road To Perdiction was a very good film and the poster is very much like it, I hope it has all the characters in single posters near the date when to come out. I have three men to look at! Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Stephen Dorff, all hot and can imagne what they look like in the film. Bring on July as fast as they can, next a trailer or I will go mad! More

Posted by joanna likes films at 14:57 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: HOPE THE CINAMATOGRAPHER WAS QUIET ON SET!
  L: boredbluekoala But seriously, y hope this is a return to form for Mannugh on a second viewing I rather enjoyed Miami Vice. sp; Dude - Mann's never faltered! The man doesn't make bad films (seriously no pun intended) - he makes incredibly stylised, character driven tales with simply fantastic soundtracks.   Obviously I can't comment on what this will be like as the info which has been released is slim to none, but if it's in the same gritty hyper-realistic More

Posted by Ghost Mutt at 12:35 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

Without doubt ...
... this is the film I'm anticipating with the most excitement, drool and fascination. Sorry James Cameron, close but no cigar. More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:28 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: HOPE THE CINAMATOGRAPHER WAS QUIET ON SET!
Boring, you'd think they'd come up something better to start out with. Where's Christian Bale? I would put Johnny Depp on one side and Christian Bale on the other, just to bring more people in. Capt. Jack Sparrow versus Batman? I'm there. It's a little static though isn't it? The last Michael Mann outing was not great Miami Vice (more like Heat 2) More

Posted by JoeyPottr at 03:49 on 04 March 2009 | Report This Post

HOPE THE CINAMATOGRAPHER WAS QUIET ON SET!
But seriously, I really hope this is a return to form for Mann, although on a second viewing I rather enjoyed Miami Vice. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 23:06 on 03 March 2009 | Report This Post

Representing Chicago
Man, Hollywood loves LaSalle Street for movie posters. The building behind Depp is the Chicago Board of Trade (aka Wayne Tower). From where Depp is standing he'd be looking right at the back of the Joker in The Dark Knight poster (purple coat, knife, card). Gotta love it. Can't wait for this movie, but really, the only similarity to the Road to Perdition poster (also shot around Chicago-Newman's mansion is in Evanston) is that it has a gangster with a tommy gun. no rain, no sha More

Posted by BrianShields25 at 21:24 on 03 March 2009 | Report This Post

Given the position of the title, shouldn't it be Pubic Enemies? More

Posted by jonnytwist at 19:29 on 03 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: nothing special
Hopefully this means a trailer is attached to Watchmen. We are only a few months out before release. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 18:57 on 03 March 2009 | Report This Post

nothing special
I'm really looking forward to this film but the poster is ultra-dull. More

Posted by evildave69 at 18:53 on 03 March 2009 | Report This Post

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