As I was walking home from thrifting today, I saw a gang of trailers and trucks parked down the street by my building. Someone's filming in Pilsen again. We've had a couple of movies shot right here in Pilsen although I had never found out which films were being shot. The real estate office down the block was boarded up again (it was boarded up for a movie recently) and there were a few posters tacked up on the boards with slogans and depictions of worker's unions and patriotism. Pretty cool!! Parked right outside the old-timey pool hall was a Model T, which also was very cool. They were probably in there shooting a scene. Some guys were walking past talking about Johnny Depp, so as soon as I got home I started Googling...and guess what, he's currently filming a Depression-Era gangster movie called "Public Enemies" and playing John Dillinger himself!! Pretty cool huh!! Although I did not see Depp himself in the flesh.
There's a movie coming up soon that was shot in Chicago...The Dark Knight Returns!! I was so proud when Batman Begins came out and I recognized the skyline and the various bridge scenes...Chicago rules!!!!
Edit: Yup, Public Enemies is filming in Chicago and Wisconsin....cool!! Also starring: Batman himself..Christian Bale..(drool).