Sunday, June 14, 2009

NEWS FLASH: Official Website Update, Premiere Info, and New TV Spot for Channing Tatum's 'Public Enemies'

Channing Tatum as Pretty Boy Floyd in 'Public Enemies'

Universal Studios has updated the official website for Channing Tatum's next film 'Public Enemies'. You'll find new downloads, video clips, photos, character information, and more on the site, so make sure to check it out!

In the graphic above, you see the first official photo of Chan as 1930's gangster Pretty Boy Floyd who never wore a mask, was dapper and polite, and reveled in his reputation as a gentleman thief. Floyd became a bank robber to escape his dirt-poor upbringing among the cotton-pickers of Oklahoma (robbing at least 30 banks and murdering 10 men in the process). Legend has it he handed out the proceeds of his crimes to poverty-stricken homesteaders.

Here's what the PE official website has to saw about Chan's character...

"Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was twenty-one when he was arrested in 1925 for robbing a payroll shipment in St. Louis. He was sentenced to five years in prison, emerging determined to avoid future jail time. He descended into the St. Louis crime world, developing a gang with a penchant for robbing banks. The Floyd Gang quickly became a Bureau (later the FBI) target, particularly after the "Kansas City Massacre." This attempt to wrest a fellow gang member from custody became a bloody shoot-out which left a Special Agent and a police chief dead. After two more bloody shoot-outs that year, Floyd was finally taken down on October 22, 1934 by Melvin Purvis of the Bureau."

'Public Enemies' Movie Theater Poster StandIn addition to a Los Angeles premiere Tuesday, June 23rd at Mann's Village Theatre at 961 Broxton Avenue in Westwood Village, the movie is also going to have a red carpet premiere in London Monday, June 29th at Empire Cinema on the north side of Leicester Square and Paris Thursday, July 2nd at 8pm at UGC Normandie. Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard, and acclaimed film director Michael Mann are scheduled to attend all of the premieres.

'Public Enemies' hits US theaters on July 1, 2009 and was originally scheduled to be released in the UK on July 3. I am now seeing release information HERE and HERE that implies the release date may have been moved up to July 1st for the UK, so be on the lookout for the film.

Fans can CLICK HERE to get a current list of international release dates for the film, and don't miss a "first look" at the film on HBO beginning on June 16th. Check your local listings to get show times.

Finally, Universal has released another TV spot. You can check out "Heart" below...

Make sure to follow Chan's official Twitter, because I will post any early screening info I come across as I find it!

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