PUBLIC ENEMIES shoots final scenes at Santa Anita racetrack in California–new photos of Johnny Depp

Michael Mann’s film PUBLIC ENEMIES shot its final scenes today at the Santa Anita racetrack near Arcadia, California. Extras in elegant 1930s summer attire gathered in the grandstand and surrounded Johnny Depp (as John Dillinger) and Marion Cotillard (as Billie Frechette) as they watched a simulated race (horse racing is not in season now, so the track was available to stand in for a dog track). Filming concluded around dinnertime; our photo shows Johnny Depp walking away from the set, holding a celebratory Corona. To see a full-length photo, CLICK HERE, and to see a photo of JD standing beside his trailer, CLICK HERE.

The Zone sends special thanks to our member Dharma_bum, who investigated the Santa Anita racetrack yesterday and ascertained that PUBLIC ENEMIES filming would be taking place there; Dharma went to Santa Anita and phoned in reports about the progress of the shoot all day long (on a very hot day!), much to the delight of Deppheads everywhere. Thanks also to KYWoman for relaying the news, and to Emma, Bonnie and AnaMaria for photos.

Principal photography on PUBLIC ENEMIES is now complete. The Zone extends heartfelt congratulations to Michael Mann, Johnny Depp, and the intrepid cast and crew of PUBLIC ENEMIES; it was truly an inspiration to watch this film being made. Thank you so much for letting us share this adventure with you; we will remember it always. –Part-Time Poet

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