Bale Joins Depp in New Michael Mann Film

Variety has announced that Christian Bale is in negotiations to join Johnny Depp in the new Michael Mann film Public Enemies making it a film everyone should add to their must see in 2009 list.

Rumor has it that Bale will play Melvin Purvis, the legendary FBI agent who led the manhunt for John Dillinger. Depp is starring as Dillinger in the pic, which is set up at Universal and is slated to begin production in March.

Public Enemies is the film Mann opted to get working on as he felt Edwin A. Salt just wasn’t quite ready in terms of the script. As it turns out Peter Berg is currently prepping Salt with Tom Cruise in the lead.


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