On Tuesday evening, June 23, the Johnny Depp and Christian Bale-starring crime drama has made use of 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival event to roll out red carpet and celebrate its world premiere.
After hosting the Los Angeles premiere of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" Monday, June 22, Mann Village Theatre was used for the world premiere of "Public Enemies". On Tuesday evening, June 23, the movie which is the centerpiece of 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival received its red carpet treatment.
While it was not as star-studded as the premiere of the "Transformers" sequel, the special screening still saw the attendance of Hollywood A-listers. Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard were among them. The three were also joined by director Michael Mann and cast members, including Stephen Dorff, Giovanni Ribisi, LeeLee Sobieski and Carey Mulligan.
Universal Studios president and COO Ron Meyer, Film Independent executive director Dawn Hudson, and Universal Pictures co-chairmen David Linde and Marc Shmuger were present as well. Meanwhile, other celebrities spotted making an appearance at the red carpet included Rosario Dawson, Amber Heard and Peter Fonda.
From the director of "Collateral" comes "Public Enemies", a movie about charismatic bank robber Dillinger whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover's fledgling FBI and its top agent Purvis, and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public. It is adapted from Bryan Burrough's book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34". It is set to raid theaters across the U.S. on July 1.
Johnny Depp's Arrival at the World Premiere of "Public Enemies":