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01.11.2008

Christian Bale? Johnny Depp?? In the same movie?! Somewhere our dear JoBlo is having heart palpitations. It is indeed true with Christian Bale signing on to co-star with Johnny Depp in the upcoming crime drama PUBLIC ENEMIES. While I wish it were a biopic on hip-hop pioneers Chuck D, Flavor Flav and Terminator X (with Bale starring as Flav), that's sadly not the case. Michael Mann is directing the film based on the book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34" by Brian Burrough (Mann adapted the script himself). In the film Depp will star as John Dillinger with Bale playing Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who led the manhunt that tracked down the former Public Enemy #1. Does Bale like bringing bad guys to justice or what? With this, 3:10 TO YUMA and the BATMAN series, the guy certainly likes his justice. Depp had been looking to film SHANTARAM after SWEENEY TODD but that film was one of the first strike causalities. Mann had been working on EDWIN A. SALT, a film he felt needed drastic rewrites and decided to move onto ENEMIES with Depp. Bale will take some time off from his grueling DARK KNIGHT shoot and begin work on ENEMIES in March.

Extra Tidbit: Leonardo DiCaprio was originally set to star as Dillinger but he left to work on SHUTTER ISLAND with Martin Scorsese.
Source: Variety

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1:34PM on 01/12/2008
i agree with studboi69, man + depp + bale = he just came in his pants. seriously, this movie could and should kick major ass (it's redemption time for Miami Vice, which all in all wasn't as bad as 'they' say...)
i agree with studboi69, man + depp + bale = he just came in his pants. seriously, this movie could and should kick major ass (it's redemption time for Miami Vice, which all in all wasn't as bad as 'they' say...)
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5:55PM on 01/11/2008
Guess that means Bale will be around here in Chicago again for a while.
Guess that means Bale will be around here in Chicago again for a while.
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4:51PM on 01/11/2008

I've only read the first few lines of the article....

But, Mann + Depp + Bale = I just came in my pants!
But, Mann + Depp + Bale = I just came in my pants!
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2:41PM on 01/11/2008

Shoots here in March

Will be in my area come March here in Wisconsin. One of the "first" films to take advantage of our new Film Wisconsin law. Expect to see a lot of Wisconsin filming in the future.
Will be in my area come March here in Wisconsin. One of the "first" films to take advantage of our new Film Wisconsin law. Expect to see a lot of Wisconsin filming in the future.
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12:44PM on 01/11/2008

OH MY GOD!!!

This is the best news I've heard in a LONG time!!! I can die a happy man now. My two favorite actors starring in a movie together!!

It couldn't be any more perfect.
This is the best news I've heard in a LONG time!!! I can die a happy man now. My two favorite actors starring in a movie together!!

It couldn't be any more perfect.
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12:39PM on 01/11/2008

Oh shit

This will be amazing. From Mann's track record, he seems good at making every OTHER movie great, Miami Vice was the last, so that means this one must be good. At least lets hope and with a cast like this, how can we go wrong?
This will be amazing. From Mann's track record, he seems good at making every OTHER movie great, Miami Vice was the last, so that means this one must be good. At least lets hope and with a cast like this, how can we go wrong?
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12:08PM on 01/11/2008

LET US NOT FORGET ....

... Bale's mutiny against the system in Equilibrium. Although, he was American Psycho. Never the less, in the future I see the term "Bale's brand of justice" on the horizon.
... Bale's mutiny against the system in Equilibrium. Although, he was American Psycho. Never the less, in the future I see the term "Bale's brand of justice" on the horizon.
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11:14AM on 01/11/2008

Should be good but...

sounds a bit like American Gangster, doesn't it? Maybe it's just me. Still could be an amazing movie with two fantastic actors.
sounds a bit like American Gangster, doesn't it? Maybe it's just me. Still could be an amazing movie with two fantastic actors.
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11:08AM on 01/11/2008
I think this actually sounds pretty cool. we'll see how it all goes when a trailer comes around at some point.
I think this actually sounds pretty cool. we'll see how it all goes when a trailer comes around at some point.
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10:35AM on 01/11/2008
Usually any new film by Michael Mann would get me pumped... But since he's gonna using the awful digital camera where the image looks so fucking bad, I'm not hyped anymore.. Even if Depp and Bale are in it.. Sadly :(
Usually any new film by Michael Mann would get me pumped... But since he's gonna using the awful digital camera where the image looks so fucking bad, I'm not hyped anymore.. Even if Depp and Bale are in it.. Sadly :(
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10:13AM on 01/11/2008
Christian Bale gots ta eats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
Christian Bale gots ta eats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
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