Public Enemies is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough’s book Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34.
The movie is set during the Great Depression with the focus on the FBI agent Melvin Purvis’ attempt to stop criminals John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd. Christian Bale plays FBI agent Purvis, Johnny Depp plays Dillinger, and Marion Cotillard plays Dillinger’s girlfriend Billie Frechette.
Public Enemies is set for release 1 July 2009. Here’s the Public Enemies Trailer; first impressions:, looks good.