Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard (“La Vie En Rose”), Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Dorff and Jason Clarke will join Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” for Universal Pictures reports Variety.
Cotillard will play Billie Frechette, the lover of the country’s most notorious gangster, John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) in the Depression-era crime drama.
Christian Bale plays 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.
Tatum will play outlaw Pretty Boy Floyd, Ribisi will play Alvin Karpis, Dorff is near a deal to play Homer Van Meter, and Clarke will play John “Red” Hamilton – all members of a Dillinger gang that knocked off banks all over the Midwest.
Ronan Bennett, Ann Biderman and Mann penned the script. Shooting begins March 10th in Chicago on March 10 for Universal Pictures.