Friday, 3 April 2009

''Public Enemies'' author is extra in movie

An article from the Chicago Tribune:

MILWAUKEE - The author of the book from which the movie "Public Enemies" was made said it gave him the chills to be on set during filming.

Writers Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman and Director Michael Mann used Bryan Burrough's book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34" to help craft the screenplay for "Public Enemies" starring Johnny Depp as bank robber John Dillinger. It's due out July 1.

Burrough is an extra in the movie, portraying a reporter who runs to Dillinger's body after he's killed outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago.

"Johnny Depp goes down on the same exact piece of pavement that John Dillinger went down on," Burrough said Friday in a phone interview from his home in Summit, New Jersey. "To see what Mann had done with the period costumes, the period automobiles, everything looking as everything must have looked. For someone who put five years into writing about that, it just kind of gave you chills."

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