During this year’s Oscar ceremony’s final credits, some clips from big movies of 2009 were shown; one of those movies was for Michael Mann‘s newest movie — Public Enemies — which stars Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. Up until that clip, all we had to excite us was information and a bunch of different images from the movie. That was all just a tease, though, as now we have our first look at the full trailer, and it does indeed look worth the wait. Included with the trailer is a bunch of new images and a new poster as well.
The trailer is really pretty simple: a lot of a very smooth Johnny Depp, a little bit of determined Christian Bale, a googly-eyed Marion Cotillard, some bank robbing, and best of all, the promise of some great cat and mouse action; all of this with that period 1930s back drop. If that little slick combination doesn’t already have you sold, then this movie probably isn’t for you. This isn’t to say we know whether or not it’s good or bad, but man, this mixture of story, time period, and talent would be really hard to fail with.
Click on over for full synopsis, images and the sweet trailer!
Below you’ll find the full synopsis for Public Enemies, as well as the poster, images, and trailer as promised.
In the action-thriller Public Enemies, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard in the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Depp)””the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public.
No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone””from his girlfriend Billie Frechette (Cotillard) to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression.
But while the adventures of Dillinger’s gang””later including the sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Alvin Karpis (Giovanni Ribisi)””thrilled many, Hoover (Billy Crudup) hit on the idea of exploiting the outlaw’s capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of Investigation into the national police force that became the FBI. He made Dillinger America ‘s first Public Enemy Number One and sent in Purvis, the dashing “Clark Gable of the FBI.”
However, Dillinger and his gang outwitted and outgunned Purvis’ men in wild chases and shootouts. Only after importing a crew of Western ex-lawmen (newly baptized as agents) and orchestrating epic betrayals””from the infamous “Lady in Red” to the Chicago crime boss Frank Nitti””were Purvis, the FBI and their new crew of gunfighters able to close in on Dillinger.
Michael Mann is best known for his work as director of Last of the Mohicans, Heat, Collateral, and Miami Vice.