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Crudup to play Hoover in ‘Public’

Mann taps Lang as leader of Texas Rangers

Billy Crudup has been set to play FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in “Public Enemies,” the Michael Mann-directed crime drama for Universal that stars Johnny Depp as John Dillinger.

Mann has also set Stephen Lang to play Winstead, the leader of the Texas Rangers who joins the manhunt for John Dillinger and his gang. Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard also star.

Crudup most recently starred in the romantic comedy “Dedication.” Lang, a regular on Mann’s “Crime Story” series, also worked with the director on “Manhunter” and “Band of the Hand.”

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