Sunday, April 27, 2008

Public Enemies Filming Postponed and Womans' car used in the film


Local filming of the movie "Public Enemies" postponed

Local filming of the movie "Public Enemies" has been postponed for at least a week.

The cast and crew of "Public Enemies" was set to be in Beaver Dam at The Rogers on Monday morning and James Street in Columbus on Monday afternoon.

"Public Enemies" location scout Adam Boor said the local shots were pushed back due to some of the actors' schedules.

"It's been postponed to Monday or Tuesday next week (May 5 and 6) tentatively," Boor said.

"Public Enemies" is a movie starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger and costarring Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard.

And From:

Woman's car gets 15 minutes of fame By Brian Reisinger
Wausau Daily Herald

Lori Halkoski-Prutz poses with her son, Ben, and husband, Bill, on the set of "Public Enemies." Contributed Photo

KRONENWETTER -- Lori Halkoski-Prutz just spent the past few days in a dream.

It was the 1930s. Gangsters were on the loose, and at one point, the FBI waged a chaotic raid.

Oh, and there were movie stars too.

The 40-year-old Kronenwetter woman, whose dream actually was reality, spent five days on the set of "Public Enemies," a film starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. Filming has taken place throughout Wisconsin, and the movie was most recently filmed at Little Bohemia Lodge in Manitowish Waters, where Halkoski-Prutz lent the production the 1930 Model A Ford truck built by her father.

"He would have just loved this," she said. "It's probably one of the highlights of my life, besides getting married and having my baby."

The film follows the exploits of gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd.

Halkoski-Prutz and others mainly tried to stay out of the way while director Michael Mann worked, moving their vehicles as needed and watching for celebrities.

After watching a number of scenes, including Mann's depiction of the FBI's failed attempt to capture the gangsters, Halkoski-Prutz was impressed.

"It's kind of scary," she said of the raid, which included a gritty gun battle with agents coming through the woods. "It seemed so real."

Halkoski-Prutz, and the others lending their vehicles, were asked to stay clear of the actors, but she still came within a few feet of Depp, her favorite actor, as he spoke with Mann.

"I just wanted to step in and start talking," she said, adding that Depp autographed a photo of her truck.

Life on set was a far cry from a nine-to-five job.

Halkoski-Prutz endured long days that began in the evening and finished in the early morning hours each day.

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