Johnny Depp Gets Gangster On Us

Here’s Johnny Depp on the set of Public Enemies. Depp is playing famed gangster John Dillinger in the next epic crime saga directed by Michael Mann.

The film also stars Oscar-winning Frenchwoman and 9/11 conspiracy theorist Marion Cotillard, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Dorff and Christian Bale. Bale plays Melvin Purvis, Dillinger’s arch enemy. This sounds like it’s going to be hot. I know the one scene in Mann’s Heat where De Niro and Pacino met in the coffee shop was a letdown but the rest of it was boss.

It’s just so refreshing to see Depp look like a human being and not a gay pirate, chocolate factory poofter, or serial-killing barber. He needed a break from Tim Burton’s mindspace.

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