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Johnny Depp, Public Enemy No. 1

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Depp and Mann May Be Enemies: With two projects postponed and an opening in his schedule, Johnny Depp is in discussions with Michael Mann to star as John Dillinger in a possible adaptation of Brian Burrough’s organized-crime chronicle Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI. Interesting to think that for any other actor, that would be their most flamboyant role in years rather than their least. [HR]

Breeders Off to Battle: The Breeders will release Mountain Battles, their first album in six years, this April, and the band will tour throughout 2008, as the dream of a new Pixies album continues to recede into the distance. [Billboard]

Brolin May Spill Milk: Josh Brolin is in talks to co-star in Focus Features’ Milk as Dan White, the man who assassinated gay-rights activist Harvey Milk (Sean Penn), as the dream of Thrashin’ 2 continues to recede into the distance. [Variety]

Sims Nabs Man and Panther: Molly Sims is set to spend the next year making mediocre comedies a little easier to look at, as she c-ostars opposite Jim Carrey in Yes Man and Steve Martin in The Pink Panther 2. [HR]

Turturro, Epstein Face Endgame: John Turturro and New York theater legend Alvin Epstein will star in BAM’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, opening in April. That’s the one with the people in the trash cans. Don’t take your out-of-town relatives. [Playbill]

Johnny Depp, Public Enemy No. 1