Channing Tatum Goes From 'Step' to Depp

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"Step Up" star Channing Tatum and Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard are expected to co-star with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in a new film.

According to Variety,Tatum and Cotillard is in negotiations to appear in "Public Enemies," from director Michael Mann.

Also joining the cast are Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Dorff and Jason Clarke.

Set between 1933 and 1943, "Public Enemies" follows the government's attempts to stop some of the most infamous criminals of the 20th Century, including John Dillinger (Depp), Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd (Tatum). Bale is playing FBI heavyweight Melvin Purvis.

The trade paper says Cotillard would play Billie, Dillinger's singer girlfriend. Ribisi ("My Name Is Earl"), Dorff ("Blade") and Clarke ("Brotherhood") would play members of Dillinger's gang.

Mann adapted Brian Burrough's book with Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. Production will begin for Universal film later this winter.

Tatum, whose credits also include "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints," has "Battle in Seattle" and "Stop Loss" in the can for 2008 release.

Cotillard's awards haul for "La Vi En Rose" has included nominations for SAG, Golden Globes and the Oscars. Her previous English-language credits include "Big Fish" and "A Good Year."

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