David Wenham and Stephen Graham have joined the cast of Universal’s Public Enemies, Michael Mann’s gangster film starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, says The Hollywood Reporter.
An adaptation of Brian Burrough’s book “Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43,” the film centers on the government’s attempt to stop John Dillinger and his gang. Depp is playing Dillinger to Bale’s famed FBI agent Melvin Purvis.
Wenham is playing Pete Pierpont, a member of Dillinger’s crew who has a violent hostility to all authority. British actor Graham will portray Baby Face Nelson.
Also in the cast are Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi and Stephen Dorff.
Shooting begins in March in Chicago.