He had his men, but Michael Mann realized he was still short a leading lady for Public Enemies. Filling the void and creating some eye candy in the process, Mann has picked up Marion Cotillard.
Marion Cotillard for Public Enemies
Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Dorff and Jason Clarke will join up with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in the Depression-era crime drama.
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. That quartet repped a Dillinger gang that knocked off banks all over the Midwest during the Depression.
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.
Cotillard, who made quite the impression in La Vie en rose, will play Billie Frechette, the lover of the country's most notorious gangster, John Dillinger (Depp).
Michael Mann will direct off a script written by himself along with Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. Filming will begin March 10th, with Universal Pictures onboard to distribute.