The production team of Channing Tatum's upcoming true-life, crime drama 'Public Enemies' has been extremely busy completing the cast, solidifying filming locations, and acquiring everything in sight (including cars and antiques) from the 1930's era to help make the sets look authentic.
Directed by Michael Mann, the gangster film is an adaptation of Brian Burrough's book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43" and centers on the government's attempt to stop John Dillinger and his gang.
We already knew that they would be filming in Chicago and since the cast will soon start rehearsals for the film, Johnny Depp has already been sighted in the Windy City.
We also received confirmation this week that the movie will film in Indiana and various cities in Wisconsin during the March through June filming schedule. Here's some cities that have already been mentioned as possible filming locations:
- Crown Point, IN (Lake County Jail)
- Columbus, WI
- Madison, WI
- Richland Center, WI
- Manitowish Waters, WI
- Oshkosh, WI
- Johnny Depp - John Dillinger
- Channing Tatum - Pretty Boy Floyd
- Christian Bale - Melvin Purvis
- Marion Cotillard - Billie Frechette
- Giovanni Ribisi - Alvin Karpis
- Stephen Dorff - Homer Van Meter
- David Wenham - Pete Pierpont
- John Ortiz - Frank Nitti
- Stephen Graham - Baby Face Nelson
- Jason Clarke - John 'Red' Hamilton
Chicago Open Casting Call for 'Public Enemies'
This Universal feature film directed by Michael Mann, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale is searching for extras. Currently looking for men no taller than 6'1", women no taller than 5'8" and no larger than size 12. We also need thin children to reflect 1930s time period. If you are already registered with casting agent Joan Philo, you are still required to attend this casting call in order to be considered.
Open Casting Call Information
Men: Dark to medium suit, tie, and an overcoat (not down), and dress shoes. As this is a period piece, it is very important that your hair be kept long; therefore, do not cut your hair. If you have long hair, pull back in a ponytail.
Women: Dark to medium dress or skirt and sweater, overcoat, and pumps (medium heel). Set hair in curlers the night before and come with it brushed out.Saturday, March 1, 2008
10 am - 4 pm
Lane Tech High School
2501 W. Addison
Chicago, ILParking lot is on Western, south of addison on the west side of the street. Please bring a recent color photograph and a pen. You will fill out a registration card.
The casting agency is also looking for real news crews for the film. They sent out faxes to Chicago newsrooms asking for real male photographers, real newspapermen, and real news reporters (6' 1" and under and slim to medium build) to work as paid extras for the feature film.
In order to re-create the look, the feel, the accuracy of the time, they want to find men (20s to 60s) that might be able to work one or up to a few days in the Madison, Wisconsin area. The casting agency is asking potential newsman extras to e-mail them a photograph in a dark suit ASAP, and it's important that they can see your face.
Channing Tatum will start filming 'Public Enemies' in the next few months and the movie is scheduled for a 2009 release.