New Batch of Behind-the-Scenes Public Enemies Photos

February 4, 2009
Source: Live for Film

New Batch of Behind-the-Scenes Public Enemies Photos

Although we were just forced to remove those Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen behind-the-scenes photos, we've got some new ones to replace them with. Thanks to Phil Edwards of Live for Films, we've got a few new photos from Michael Mann's Public Enemies. A much larger batch (meaning 400+ photos) of shots from the set in Columbus, Wisconsin were posted on Michelle Martin's site as well. There are a lot of random photos of old signs and other set pieces, but we've pulled some of the better ones that show Johnny Depp in action and a few of the more stylistic shots that represent the time period.

We've also heard that Michael Mann is going back out to Illinois to do reshoots with Johnny Depp, which some of these photos are from. Mann recently did a private test at a movie theater in Los Angeles checking to see what certain scenes looked like on the big screen and now he's going back to do some reshoots. We're not sure how much will be reshot, but this isn't too uncommon for big studio movies. Enjoy the photos!

Public Enemies Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Public Enemies Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Public Enemies Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Public Enemies Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Public Enemies is directed by Michael Mann, of Heat, Ali, Collateral, and Miami Vice previously. The screenplay is based on Bryan Burrough's book of the same name and was adapted by Ronan Bennett (A Further Gesture). Later, Michael Mann and Ann Biderman (Copycat, Primal Fear) wrote a revised screenplay before shooting. The film has an all star cast made up of Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi, David Wenham, Leelee Sobieski, Marion Cotillard, and Billy Crudup as J. Edgar Hoover. Universal is bringing Public Enemies to theaters everywhere on July 1st this summer.

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Tommy-gun sidecar style. Awesome.

Nick Sears on Feb 4, 2009


This looks totally awesome. I'm very interested

Scott McHenry on Feb 4, 2009


is there any movie that johnny depp wasn't good, i mean great in?

LeeMan on Feb 4, 2009


Can't wait to see the trailer to this; see what it looks like on film.

Daniel on Feb 4, 2009


I'm sorry but he wasn't too good in Charie and the Chocolate factory.

wm on Feb 4, 2009


whats this movie rated? Hope R for the action

Cody on Feb 4, 2009


Hi there, thanks for linking to my photos. These shots were taken in Columbus, WI.

Michelle Martin on Feb 4, 2009


so ready for this! and #5...he was good, even in that movie

Caleb on Feb 4, 2009


When I mentioned the reshooting three weeks ago I was thrown under the bus for creating rumors LOL I pray for you.

Rod Melotte on Feb 5, 2009


wm i agree that he wasn't good in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but who cares if he wasn't good in one movie among at least very good 20 ones. He is a human being so he is not perfect but he is as close to perfect as an actor and a man could be. His latest performance in Sweeny Todd blows you away. I am sure that this movie is just a piece of cake for him.

Panadora on Feb 5, 2009


CATCF was the movie that made me fall in love with this man's acting. Is there any part that he can't play? What diversity! He plays the character, get it? Not himself. That's what makes his acting exceptional. You may not care for that character-but you can't knock the man for his complete transformation into the part. Most actors don't play it that way.

Mary Jean on Feb 5, 2009


#11 - Mary Jean: Ditto! And I wished I lived in IL to see the reshoots!

Ditto on Feb 5, 2009


mad excited for this

fanboy d on Feb 5, 2009


I'm guessing there were no usable photos of Christian Bale because he was probably in the middle of beating the shit out of the director of photography. Apparently a tradition for him on every set he works on.

Ivana Amantohugandkiss on Feb 5, 2009


#14, you just proved your ignorance and the fact you get all of your news from Yahoo! and places like OMG.

ebbie on Feb 5, 2009


I hope it's in black and white and Johnny, who's my favorite actor, losses his idiosyncrasies and behaves as did the real Dillinger. I know Bale won't have that problem.

Johnny Neat on Feb 5, 2009


WOW! This is great! Good job Mary!

Tim "Cloverfield" on Feb 5, 2009


Dear Mr. Depp, I am so sorry for saying that you weren't too good in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. While I see every movie you do, and I think you are one of thee best actors worth supporting, I want to say CATCF was not one of my favorites unlike Fear and Loathing. IN MY OPINION.

wm on Feb 5, 2009


Want to see a trailer to that movie. Bale and Depp....Amazing.

Fisherr on Feb 5, 2009


Michael Mann = ass kicking gritty action....cant wait....

cornholio_by_the_sea on Feb 5, 2009

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