Now city officials in Oshkosh have confirmed several scenes of the Johnny Depp film “Public Enemies” will be shot in their downtown this spring.
But nobody’s saying exactly where.
Director Michael Mann and about 50 department heads walked through the downtown yesterday looking at locations and figuring how to make Oshkosh look like it did in the 1930s.
That’s when John Dillinger was on his bank robbery spree that ended when he was shot to death in Chicago by FBI agents. Depp is to play Dillinger in the film.
The filmmakers have already started work to prepare for filming in Columbus, north of Madison.
Another filming location is the Milwaukee Historical Society, which once was a bank and still has a vintage vault.
Johnny Depp wins in the Netherlands a Rembrandt Award for best fore-nor actor, also Pirates of the Caribbean has won one for best fore-nor movie also Keira Knightley has won one for best actress in Pirates 3. So, congratulations, Johnny!
Thanks Ilse Driehuis for the heads up!
Johnny Depp is holding auditions to find writers for his latest movie Dali, reports say.
The actor is keen to find the best possible script for the film, in which he plays Spanish artist Salvador Dali.
A source is quoted as saying: “He’s open to working with anyone – from housewives to pensioners – if the script is right.”
Al Pacino and Peter O’Toole are also in talks to portray the surrealist painter in upcoming movies Dali and I and Goodbye Dali respectively.
Dali died of heart failure in 1989, aged 84.
NOTE FROM THE WEBMASTER: I’m receiving hundred of emails about this. I don’t have an address where the scripts can be sent, or if this news is really true. Any news on this will be posted on the main page.
Johnny Depp, aka John Dillinger in the Universal film “Public Enemies,” is hitting Crown Point this spring reportedly to reprise the gangster’s bold 1934 escape from Lake County Jail.
The scene will be shot on location at the Old Sheriff’s House and Jail, 226 S. Main St., sources said. Universal declined to comment on specifics.
The front part of the Second Empire-style building housed the top cop in Dillinger’s era. The back holds the cells from which the bank robber fled in broad daylight.
Dates for the Crown Point shoot are under wraps. But director Michael Mann has targeted the old Lake County Criminal Court, 220 S. Main St., as his headquarters during a three-day stay. Reborn the Hall of Justice Bar and Ballroom in the early 1990s, the jail’s neighbor will host up to 200 actors, crew members and technicians.
Well, it’s today. And Johnny’s there. Here’s the first picture from the event:
This post will be updated when I got more pictures.
EDIT: You can find HQ pictures in the gallery. Johnny didn’t win the Oscar, but he still is a winner to us all.
Also, ‘Sweeney Todd’ Wins Oscar for Best Art Direction. Congratulations for all crew.
2008 Academy Awards
‘Idiot,” Johnny Depp likes to joke, is the German translation of his surname. The swooned-over film actor, who picked up his first Golden Globe for his all-singing portrayal of Sweeney Todd, has, over a 24-year career, gained a reputation for playing the outsiders, rejects and oddballs – the idiots. Big-bucks, twinkly-eyed romantic leads have never held any allure.
Instead, Depp has transmogrified into pallid Edward Scissorhands, kohl-eyed pirate Captain Jack Sparrow and Cry-Baby Walker, the delinquent of John Waters’ 1990 Cry-Baby. He has cross-dressed in Before Night Falls and Ed Wood, shaving his legs for the latter.
Sweeney got 8 SAG nominations, and POTC has 4.
*BEST HORROR FILM:* SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
*BEST ACTOR:* JOHNNY DEPP
*BEST ACTRESS:*HELENA BONHAM CARTER
*BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:*ALAN RICKMAN
*BEST DIRECTION:* TIM BURTON
*BEST WRITING:*JOHN LOGAN
*BEST COSTUME:* COLLEEN ATWOOD
*BEST MAKE-UP:*PETER OWEN & IVANA PRIMORAC
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End:
*BEST FANTASY FILM:* PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END
*BEST COSTUME:* PENNY ROSE
*BEST MAKE-UP:*VE NEILL, MARTIN SAMUEL
*BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS:*JOHN KNOLL, HAL HICKEL, CHARLES GIBSON, JOHN FRAZIER
Also, Sweeney wins Costume Designers Guild Awards for period film!
Costume Designers Guild hands out annual awards
‘Blades of Glory,’ ‘Sweeney Todd’ and ‘The Golden Compass’ win top film honors.
Congatulations to all cast & crew!
If you die when you saw the January Rolling Stones cover, I’m totally sure that you’ll love this photoshoot. It features the outtakes from that Rolling Stone issue, with amazing HQ pictures.
Just perfect! Enjoy!
Rolling Stone Outtakes
Ain’t Cool is reporting that Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell will pay tribute to Heath Ledger in “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”. It will be something like “I’m Not There” and the many Bob Dylans from the movie.
Let’s stay on, to see what Johnny’s rep has to say about this. We do remember that he denied all this rumours, telling that Johnny is currently working on “Public Enemies”.
Paramount Home Entertainment has alerted retailers to expect Sweeney Todd to be released April 1 on HD DVD, day-and-date with the standard DVD version. And no, the release date is not an April Fool’s joke.
Sweeney Todd, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, is based on the Tony Award-winning musical. Depp received an Oscar nomination for best actor for his role in the film. The film also stars Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jayne Wisener, Ed Sanders, and Timothy Spall.
Paramount has yet to issue an official announcement so we won’t have any specific disc information until they do. Also, as with any early retailer dates, the release date could change at any time.
Sweeney Todd on HD DVD will carry an SRP of $39.99. Check back regularly for high resolution cover art, disc specs, special features, and pre-order information.
April 2nd is my bday. Will win a gift!