Although there have been no sightings of Channing Tatum on the set of his upcoming 2009 film ‘Public Enemies‘ where he will play the 1930′s romanticized bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, I thought I would go ahead and give everyone a quick update and let you know about a cool opportunity to actually be a part of the film.
‘Public Enemies‘ has continued to film at a break-neck pace on location in midwest cities like Chicago and Aurora in Illinois and Oshkosh, Clayton, Manitowish Waters’ Little Bohemia Lodge, Milwaukee, and Columbus in Wisconsin.
Recent news reports are saying that the production filmed in the capital city of Madison, Wisconsin this weekend in the North Hearing Room at the Capital building. Madison’s 95-year-old Milwaukee County Historical Society building will also serve as a location very soon.
This coming week ‘Public Enemies‘ is scheduled to film in Beaver Dam and then head back to Columbus before they leave Wisconsin for good and continue filming in Chicago, Illinois.
The entire cast and crew are scheduled to film in Chicago for 5 or 6 weeks and wrap filming of the big budget movie some time in July.
The production will film exterior shots at the Biograph Theater. At some point, the Portage Theater’s interior will be used for inside shots, because the Biograph was remodeled a few years ago when it became Victory Gardens’ new home.
On the casting front, Shawn Hatosy has reportedly been cast as FBI agent John Madala, Serbian actress Branka Katic will play Romanian brothel owner Ana Cumpanas (aka Anna Sage and “The Woman in Red”) from Chicago who identified the notorious gangster John Dillinger for FBI agents, and “Lost” fans are excited to hear that Emilie de Ravin will play bank teller and hostage Anna Patzke.
You can see Emilie in the photo above in between scenes with Johnny Depp in his role of John Dillinger. You can CLICK HERE to get a pretty complete list of the current cast of the film. You can CLICK HERE to see almost 400 beautiful photos of the set and actors involved in filming.
Universal Studios donated an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience for one person to be in a featured extra, non-speaking role in a scene with Johnny Depp in the Michael Mann directed film ‘Public Enemies‘. The winner must be 18 years or older and will spend the day filming during the time period of May 19 – May 31, 2008, in the Chicago, IL area.
This rare chance is part of the CharityBuzz.com online auction benefiting the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial. CharityBuzz is an online charity association that raises money for non-profit organizations through events such as online auctions and live bidding events.
After 13 bids for the role, the next minimum bid is now at at a whopping $37,000. If you’re lucky enough to have the funds, you can CLICK HERE to learn more about the auction and place your bid by the May 7th auction close to help support the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial.
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.
‘Public Enemies‘ will have its theatrical release next summer in the US on July 1, 2009, in the UK on July 3, 2009, and in the Netherlands on July 9, 2009.