Stalked: Depp signs with Mann, Billy Connolly in X-Files 2?
There's some strange casting news online as well as some superb news. First up Johnny Depp has agreed to star in Michael Mann's Public Enemies as John Dillinger.
Then there's the news that Xzibit, Amanda Peet and Billy Connolly have all signed for the new X-Files film, bringing a rather strange cast to the fore.
I wrote yesterday about Michael Mann and Johnny Depp meeting to discuss working together on a film about the crime wave during the American Depression era, and now the news from Variety is that Depp has signed up to play John Dillinger in the Mann film Public Enemies. The news comes from Variety.
The film is based on the novel Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 by Bryan Burrough (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com). I think this is superb news, seeing Depp in a serious role that's not a character based outside of reality is something I really want to see more of.
Now, believe it or not, casting news comes fresh from Bloody-Disgusting this morning that Xzibit, Amanda Peet and Billy Connolly are all going to be in the new X-Files film. Yes I could hardly believe that combination either!
"Sources" have told BD that Xzibit and Peet are to play FBI agents alongside Mulder and Scully while there's no word on who Connolly will be playing as yet. Now that's a really interesting thought...Billy Connolly in X-Files!