Saturday, March 07, 2009

In keeping with a theme

Johnny Depp is starring in a film about John Dillinger (one of my lifelong anti-heroes). The film is scheduled to open in theaters on July 1, 2009, and is called Public Enemies.



For those of you who don't know, I live very near John Dillinger's old stomping grounds. Unfortunately, Johnny Depp has never stomped anywhere near me.

14 comments:

Marchelle said...

My friend Heather's grandma (great-grandma? can't remember....) dated John Dillinger. Heather lives in Mooresville, and she was freaking out a few months back when he was there at the boyhood home of Dillinger. If I remember correctly, a family member still lives in the house and Johnny Depp went to meet him, but it was like 6:30 in the morning or something???

Try searching their local paper's archives, I read several articles they ran about it! I want to say they filmed a few scenes in Mooresville, too.

I'm excited for the movie!!

LERMONTOV said...

Two more bloody Johns!

Is a post on McCain coming next?

Simon said...

I’ve had Johnny Depp. He’s not all he’s made out to be. Apart from being gay, that is.

MauritaMason said...

Marchelle, why didn't anyone let me in on this?? I would've driven to Mooresville. Wah.

Lerm, no worries. I'm done talking about John McCain.

Simon, he's also a little dirty.

MauritaMason said...

And I guess I have to take back that line about Johnny Depp never stomping anywhere near me. Grrr.

MauritaMason said...

Oh, and I forget to say (on this blog) that I knew John Dillinger's cousin. We visited him in Florida when I was a child.

becomingkate said...

I really enjoy mob stories AND Johnny Depp, so this sounds good!

Marchelle said...

My dad was just talking about that Florida trip not to long ago!

Chiaroscuro said...

The lack of Depp stompings near you is certainly quite unfortunate.

AK™ said...

interesting.

Steve said...

At least he's not playing a gay pirate anymore.

MauritaMason said...

Whoooa, Steve. Prepare yourself for a possible public backlash on that one.

theredhead said...

I happen to love gay pirates.
Johnny Depp is the one man that it is uderstood that if the chance arises, The Geek is allowed to have sex with him.

Steve said...

I'm just saying, he seemed to be getting stereotyped into a role of gay pirates. Although, technically, Dillinger was a pirate of sorts. Did he have a knack for polishing the knobs of other men? If so, Depp is in like Flynn.