Northwest Indiana's Lake County Jail preps for Johnny Depp visit
By the Associated Press Monday, March 3, 2008 9:13 AM EST
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - Johnny Depp will be in town this spring to recreate gangster John Dillinger's infamous 1934 escape from Lake County Jail for his upcoming film ‘‘Public Enemies.''
Depp will play Dillinger, and the scene will be shot at the Old Sheriff's House and Jail. No specific dates have been released, but filming will take place from March through June in Chicago, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Dillinger, an Indiana native, escaped the heavily guarded northwestern Indiana jail March 3, 1934, while he awaited trial on charges that he killed Officer William Patrick O'Malley during an East Chicago bank robbery.
He then drove away in Sheriff Lillian Holley's new Ford. A few months later, federal agents fatally shot him outside a Chicago theater.
Work crews started preparing the red-brick jail for its movie close-up last Monday.
‘‘I wish we could say (the restoration) will be complete, but it'll be mostly the entry and upstairs,'' location scout George Constas said.
The jail's neighbor, the Hall of Justice Bar and Ballroom, will host up to 200 actors, crew members and technicians.
‘‘Hollywood's coming to Crown Point,'' co-owner Philip Struebig said. ‘‘It's going to be a heck of a thing for Crown Point. It will put us back on the map.''
Post by Major Mad Rumpot on Mar 7, 2008 12:14:03 GMT -5
Is anyone else reading the book? I just started it and it's a great read. The author skips around on the comings and goings of the different gangsters and their gangs, and ties it to the development of the FBI. Bonnie and Clyde were quite a pair.
Read it, and loved it. There was also a documentary on Biography channel about Dillinger et al, based heavily on the book. So I'm totally in ganster mode by now ;D
I feel like there was a fog in front of my eyes for 36 years, and the second Lily-Rose was born, that fog just lifted and everything became totally clear and focused~ Johnny Depp To the world you may be one person,but to one person you may be the world.