UPDATE: An announcement was made today that Johnny Depp would meet with fans at St. Anne High School today. A publicist for the film later said that information was inaccurate, but admitted that Depp does sometimes meet fans after a day of filming.
A Johnny Depp sighting took place outside St. Anne Community High School at about 12:25 p.m. today.
Depp is in town for the filming of “Public Enemies,” a Depression-era gangster film slated for a July 2009 release. Depp plays the role of infamous mobster John Dillinger.
Universal Studios has set up a number of trailers in the back parking lot of the school, and Depp walked out of one and climbed into the back passenger side of a black Ford Expedition. The vehicle pulled out of the parking lot and onto St. Louis Avenue. While it did not stop, Depp rolled down the window and waved to a crowd of about 60, many of whom were shouting his name.
While some members of the crowd expressed disappointment that he didn’t stop, they showed appreciation that he recognized them with a wave.
Depp and the rest of the crew were en route to an abandoned farmhouse east of St. Anne, where a full day of filming is planned.