Washington, Jan 12 : 'Batman Begins' star Christian Bale is in talks to join Johnny Depp in the upcoming flick 'Public Enemies'.
The pic is based on the real life story of American bank robber John Dillinger.
Depp is already on board to play Dillinger while Bale is negotiating to land the role of Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who led the manhunt for him.
Production for the Universal Pictures' flick is scheduled to begin in March, reports Variety.
Michael Mann is directing the pic, and will also produce it through his Forward Pass banner.
Also on board in the producers' bandwagon is Kevin Misher and his Misher Films. Jane Rosenthal of Tribeca is exec producing.