Christian Bale in Talks to Join ‘Public Enemies’

It looks like 2008 is going to be a busy year for Christian Bale. He is already in talks to star alongside Johnny Depp in the biopic, ‘Public Enemies.’ 

Yahoo!News Gives us these details:

An adaptation of Bryan Burrough’s book “Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43,” the Universal Pictures project follows the government’s attempt to stop the criminals John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd. Depp is playing Dillinger.
Bale would play Melvin Purvis, who led the FBI’s manhunt for Dillinger and captured more public enemies than any other agent in FBI history.

Batman, John Connor, and Melvin Purvis…oh my! I’ve always thought Christian Bale was truly one of the best actors in Hollywood, if only for his amazing versatility when it comes to playing roles onscreen.  (The same year he made the character Patrick Bateman famous in ‘American Psycho,’ he also played Jesus in a television movie.) 

I’m actually more excited to see him tackle this role as a detective hunting down Johnny Depp, than playing John Connor in Terminator 4.  In my opinion, I think the actor is too well known and should have more choices than playing a role two others have already had a crack at.  (Also, he’s already part of a popular franchise right now. That should be enough!)

That’s just my opinion though. What do you guys’ think of Bale’s involvement in his upcoming projects? 

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