Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for their gangster action-thriller, “Public Enemies.”
The movie revolves around Dillinger (Johnny Depp), a famous gangster who the federal government attempts to take down in the 1930s. Channing Tatum will play outlaw Pretty Boy Floyd, Giovanni Ribisi will play Alvin Karpis, Stephen Dorff will play Homer Van Meter, and Jason Clarke will play John “Red” Hamilton. That quartet comprised a Dillinger gang that knocked off banks all over the Midwest during the Depression.
Christian Bale will play Melvin Purvis, who was tapped by FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover to lead a manhunt that established the FBI as the country’s first federal police force after the G-Men killed Dillinger outside the Biograph Theater in 1934.
Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” which also stars David Wenham, Marion Cotillard, Branka Katic and Billy Crudup is set for release on July 1, 2009.