Public Enemies (2009) Director: Michael Mann Film adaptation of Bryan Burrough's book Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43 directed by Michael Mann. The crime drama is set during The Great Depression with the focus on the FBI agent Melvin Purvis' attempt to stop criminals John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd.Christian Bale will play FBI agent Purvis, Johnny Depp will play Dillinger, and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard will play Dillinger's girlfriend Billie Frechette. Principal photography began in Columbus, Wisconsin on March 17, 2008 and will continue in Chicago, Illinois and several places in Wisconsin until the end of June. Some parts of the film will be shot in Crown Point, Indiana, the town where Dillinger escaped from jail. Lets hope he doesn't fuck it up like Miami Vice.