facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Bale, Depp may be 'Public Enemies'

Jan. 11, 2008 at 10:11 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- British actor Christian Bale is in talks to play Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who tracked notorious bank robber John Dillinger in the early 1930s.

Bale, who is best-known for his roles in "Batman Begins," "Rescue Dawn" and "3:10 to Yuma," is in negotiations to co-star in Michael Mann's upcoming Dillinger picture "Public Enemies," Variety.com reported Friday.

The entertainment industry trade paper cited a source close to the project who said Bale would play Purvis, the lawman who led a manhunt for the infamous gangster.

Johnny Depp is set to play Dillinger in the movie scheduled to begin shooting in March.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Molly Ringwald's daughter channels 'Sixteen Candles' character
2
'Duck Dynasty' star Sadie Robertson to join 'DWTS'
3
Justin Bieber compares fender bender to Princess Diana's car crash
4
Kanye West reveals his father was a paparazzo
5
Uma Thurman addresses Quentin Tarantino dating rumors
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback