Here below a few preview clips from Director Michael Mann’s Public Enemies movie, the upcoming gangster movie that revolves around the cat-and-mouse game between John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and FBI Agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale):
War on crime J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) introduces Agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) to the press.
Sitting Amongst You John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and his gang watch a newsreel about themselves in a movie theater.
Johnny Depp has definitely more charisma than Christian Bale on screen. Must be because Christian Bale’s acting is a bit too cold, and I’m not just talking about his rola in the movi Public Enemies, I mean in general…
Take a look this new series of pics of Public Enemies, the upcoming gangster movie starring Christian Bale, Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard:
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The handsome Johnny Depp is playing the role of gangster John Dillinger, and Christian Bale got the role of FBI Agent Melvin Purvis who’s determined to send Dillinger in jail. French Actress Marion Cotillard plays the role of Dillinger’s girlfriend.
Johnny Depp gets along well with French girls, just look at the pictures of him and Marion Cotillard: what a lovely couple! No wonder after all Johnny Depp’s wife is French. :)
In 1933 America’s most notorious criminal was finally brought to justice.
From Michael Mann
with Christian Bale, Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard.
Movie Cast: – Johnny Depp as John Dillinger: An American bank robber whose exploits dominated the press during what is sometimes referred to as the public enemy era, between 1931 and 1935. – Christian Bale as Melvin Purvis: An FBI agent chosen by J. Edgar Hoover to lead a manhunt to catch Dillinger. – Marion Cotillard as Billie Frechette: Dillinger’s torch singer girlfriend. – Channing Tatum as Pretty Boy Floyd: An American bank robber and alleged killer.
Would not have expected so much action in the movie Public Enemies: I’m impressed by this this movie trailer. But I can but think of the Dark Knight every time I see Christian Bale in this movie: I’d even say that this is a Dark Knight transported back to the 1930’s and without masks… But still it’s damn enjoyable!
Johnny Depp’s career may have started with the role of a cop in 21 Jump Street, but it seems that ditch this early character for more villainous roles afterward: being a pirate in POTC, a serial killer in Sweeney Todd. He confirms his interest for dark characters in Public Enemies in which he plays the role of John Dillinger the gangster from the 1930s. Here below the first official trailer of Public Enemies:
I don’t give a dam about the Oscars. But I found a compelling reason for talking about it: at the end of the show a montage of footage from various upcoming movies was aired! Thanks to Firstshowing we may enjoy below the end credits of the Oscars:
OSCAR END CREDITS
More details about the movies seen in the video:
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FUNNY PEOPLE Directed by: Judd Apatow Starring: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, RZA, Aubrey Plaza, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow Release date: July 31, 2009 Plot: “When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.”
THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 Directed by: Tony Scott Starring: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini Release date: June 12, 2009 Plot: “In The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train’s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there’s one riddle Garber can’t solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?”
PUBLIC ENEMIES Directed by: Michael Mann Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Giovanni Ribisi, Billy Crudup, Stephen Dorff, Rory Cochrane, Stephen Lang, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Channing Tatum, Jason Clarke Release date: July 1, 2009 Plot: “The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.”
JULIE AND JULIA Directed by: Nora Ephron Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond Release date: August 7, 2009 Plot: “Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul. Julie Powell is 30-years-old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that’s going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mother’s dog-eared copy of Julia Child’s 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes. In the span of one year.”
PIXAR’s UP Directed by: Pete Docter and Bob Peterson Starring: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger, Jordan Nagai Release date: May 29, 2009 Plot: “The story of Up follows Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) who spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But one day, Carl finds himself to be 78-years old and his life has seemingly passed him by, until he befriends a chubby 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. The two opposites match up for thrilling adventures as they encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains, and all the terrifying creatures that wait in the jungle.”
THE SOLOIST Directed by: Joe Wright Starring: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisa Gay Hamilton Release date: April 24, 2009 Plot: “A Los Angeles Journalist, befriends a homeless Julliard trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.”
FAME Directed by: Kevin Tancharoen Starring: Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Bebe Neuwirth, Thomas Dekker, Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono, Paul McGill, Naturi Naughton, Kay Panabaker, Kherington Payne, Collins Pennie, Walter Perez, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Asher Book Release date: September 25, 2009 Plot: “An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.”
TERMINATOR SALVATION Directed by: McG Starring: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood, Common, Jadagrace, Helena Bonham Carter Release date: May 21, 2009 Plot: “After Skynet has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust, a group of survivors led by John Connor (Bale) struggles to keep the machines from finishing the job.”
500 DAYS OF SUMMER Directed by: Marc Webb Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg, Minka Kelly, Rachel Boston, Matthew Gray Gubler, Chloe Moretz Release date: July 17, 2009 Plot: “Romantic comedy which centers on a man (Gordon-Levitt) who falls hopelessly in love with a woman (Deschanel) who doesn’t believe in love.”
AMELIA Directed by: Mira Nair Starring: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Virginia Madsen, Christopher Eccleston, Mia Wasikowska Release date: October 23, 2009 Plot: “A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.”
WHATEVER WORKS Directed by: Woody Allen Starring: Larry David, Patricia Clarkson, Evan Rachel Wood Release date: TBA 2009 Plot: “Whatever Works revolves around an eccentric man (Larry David) taken into a series of adventures and encounters with his friends from Greenwich, a young woman from the South (Evan Rachel Wood), and her parents.”
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Eli Roth, Samm Levine, B. J. Novak, Til Schweiger, Samuel L. Jackson, Mike Myers Release date: August 21, 2009 Plot: “Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich.”
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN Directed by: Shawn Levy Starring: Ben Stiller, Dick Van Dyke, Robin Williams, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Ricky Gervais Release date: May 22, 2009 Plot: “Security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and Octavius (Steve Coogan), who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.”
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS Directed by: Conrad Vernon and Rob Letterman Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert Release date: March 27, 2009 Plot: “When a meteorite from outer space hits a young girl and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.”
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE Directed by: David Yates Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon Release date: July 17, 2009 Plot: “Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching”
ANGELS AND DEMONS Directed by: Ron Howard Starring: Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer and Ewan McGregor Release date: May 15, 2009 Plot: “Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.”
OLD DOGS Directed by: Walt Becker Starring: John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, Seth Green, Ella Bleu Travolta, Lori Loughlin, Matt Dillon Release date: November 25, 2009 Plot: “Two best friends—one unlucky-in-love divorcee (Robin Williams) and the other a fun-loving bachelor (John Travolta)—have their lives turned upside down when they’re unexpectedly charged with the care of six-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. The not-so kidsavvy bachelors stumble in their efforts to take care of the twins (newcomers Ella Blue Travolta and Conner Rayburn), leading to one debacle after another, and perhaps to a new-found understanding of what’s really important in life.”
ICE AGE DAWN OF TEH DINOSAURS Directed by: Carlos Saldanha Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah Release date: July 1, 2009 Plot: “Our friends are trapped in a strange underground world! Guess what Scrat the squirrel is gonna have a girlfriend! But there could be an issue between the two lovers: Scrat’s precious acorn.”
THE BOAT THAT ROCKED Directed by: Richard Curtis Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Jack Davenport, Ralph Brown, Chris O’Dowd, January Jones Release date: April 3, 2009 Plot: “A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960’s.”
AN EDUCATION Directed by: Lone Scherfig Starring: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, Cara Seymour, Matthew Beard, Sally Hawkins Release date: TBA 2009 Plot: “A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.”
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G-FORCE Directed by: Hoyt Yeatman Starring: Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan Release date: July, 24, 2009 Plot: “A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world.”
Director Michael Mann must have heard about Christian Bale’s sneakiness (Bale has been sneaky more often than not in Batman and it seems he is also getting sneaky in Terminator 4!) because we’ve got a new picture of Christian Bale in a sneaky position in a scene of Public Enemies has popped up:
In Public Enemies, upcoming period movie directed by Michael Mann, Johnny Depp plays the role of John Dillinger the gangster and French actress Marion Cotillard (she once played the role of Edith Piaf) got the role of Dilinger’s partner in love and in crime:
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The original criminals (below) were not as photogenic as Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard… But that’s a distortion of History that Hollywood is used to! :)
Public Enemies footage, with Johnny Depp, in Columbus, Wisconsin
Watching this raw behind the scenes clip of Public Enemies one can but understand the importance of cutting and editing: shooting a movie is but one step in the long way before the final release of a film. :)
Michael Mann is working on Public Enemies, a new gangster period movie starring Christian Bale and Johnny Depp respectively as FBI agent Melvin Purvis and Gangster John Dillinger. Take a look to those pictures of the movie Public Enemies:
In real life I’d sign for sending John Dilinger to the electric chair, but in this movie, I can but take his side if his role is played by Johnny Depp: Depp is a so much better actor than Christian Bale!
Don’t miss the movie Public Enemies in July 2009! :)
Plot: “The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.” (Source: IMDb)
The movie Public Enemies is directed by Michael Mann and should be released on July 1, 2009. Let’s have a closer look to the cast of Public Enemies:
Cast: – Johnny Depp as John Dillinger: An American bank robber whose exploits dominated the press during what is sometimes referred to as the public enemy era, between 1931 and 1935. – Christian Bale as Melvin Purvis: An FBI agent chosen by J. Edgar Hoover to lead a manhunt to catch Dillinger. – Marion Cotillard as Billie Frechette: Dillinger’s torch singer girlfriend. – Channing Tatum as Pretty Boy Floyd: An American bank robber and alleged killer.
Public Enemies has an impressive cast. I hope Director Michael Mann has been able to manage such a cast to give us a great period gangster movie. :)