The dates and locations of the The Wisconsin Capitol Police have issued a list of 20 points that list the details and conditions of two shoots planned for the building and its grounds. These are:
The Wisconsin Capitol Police have issued a list of 20 points that list the details and conditions of two shoots planned for the building and its grounds. These are:
The application also details reimbursement fees for state workers whose services will be utilized during the shoots. These run $40.50 per hour for building maintenance, $42.50 per hour for police officers, police supervisors, and electrical technicians, and $75 per hour for electricians, with overtime set at time-and-a-half. It was approved by the Capitol Chief of Police on Wednesday, April 30, a mere one day before the first scheduled set up for a shoot on May 1. It's also long past the Capitol Police's general 30-day advance notice request for building-use permit applications, though this is not a strictly-held rule.
While the list of details from the Capitol Police indicates that the exterior shoot will be on Thursday, May 8, the cover sheet indicates that it will be Monday, May 5, so the exact date is not definitively indicated. The complete application from the Public Enemies production is available in the related downloads at right.
Details about the shoot outside of the Capitol, with slated locations to include the Wisconsin Avenue and State Street steps and entrances, confirms information sent in calls to extras from the Madison area, who will be working on a sequence titled "Justice Steps." There is no word on whether or not either of the film's main stars -- Johnny Depp or Christian Bale -- will be present for either of these shoots, and it is studio policy not to divulge this information per standard security procedures. However, given the focus in Public Enemies on the efforts of the FBI to track down and dispatch Dillinger and his gang, and the interest of the production during its scouting phase to the Capitol for Washington, D.C. locations it's possible that Christian Bale (as G-man Melvin Purvis) and Billy Crudup (as J. Edgar Hoover) could be a part of these shoots.
Public Enemies is in the midst of a busy primary production schedule around Wisconsin, with ongoing and upcoming shoots set for Manitowish Waters, Mirror Lake State Park in Sauk County, Beaver Dam, Columbus, Milwaukee, and Madison.