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Depp to play gangster in new Mann pic

Dec. 6, 2007 at 10:28 AM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is set to star in "Public Enemies," Michael Mann's 1930s-set gangster picture.

The movie, which Mann wrote and will direct, is slated to start shooting in March in Chicago, Variety.com reported.

Depp, who will be seen later this month in the movie musical "Sweeney Todd," will play gangster John Dillinger in "Public Enemies."

Mann has previously directed "Miami Vice," "Collateral," "The Insider," "Heat" and "The Last of the Mohicans."

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