Lights! Camera! Action!

UPDATED Tuesday, June 22, 2009 -- 9:30 p.m.

First it was Chicago. Now the City of Angels. Next week the rest of the country will get to see "Public Enemies."

And if you're paying attention, you may see a familiar face or fist on the screen.

Jason Huett punched, kicked and blocked his way to a career. Now, he has three martial arts studios in the Madison area.

"A lot of the skills I learned I learned right here in the martial arts school."

And he may soon action hero to his resume.

"From what I've heard the reviews have been very good a lot of the people down in Chicago said it was very well done, " says Huett.

In the upcoming film " Public Enemies," staring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger and Christian Bale as FBI agent Melvin Purvis, Huett plays a cop during one of Dillinger's heists.

"I really liked it."

Huett says a friend of his, who knew about his stunt man past, told him about the film and helped him get involved.

Huett spent five days on location shooting in Oshkosh.

"It was really different because the sets that I've been in were out in California and Los Angeles and so to have what seemed like Los Angeles picked up and moved to the Midwest was really different, unique."

He says he didn't get to rub elbows with Depp. But he did get to meet the next best thing. Depp's stunt double.

"We actually found out that we have a friend in common."

He also got to meet the movie's director and UW alum Michael Mann.

Huett admits that made him a little nervous.

"You always get a little bit nervous when you're around that caliber of person."

Huett says he hasn't seen the movie yet. So he doesn't know if he made the final cut. But he's got fingers crossed.

"I'm not real sure how much I'll be on screen. If at all but hopefully."

He also says even if he doesn't make the final cut he'll at least be able to see his name roll in the credits.


UPDATED Monday, June 22, 2009 --- 8:00 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Johnny Depp film "Public Enemies" will make its world premiere at The Los Angeles Film Festival on Tuesday evening.

The movie about John Dillinger opens nationwide July 1. It also stars Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard.

Crews filmed throughout Wisconsin, including Madison, Oshkosh and the Milwaukee area -- where there will be early screenings and receptions June 30.

Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard, Christian Bale and director Michael Mann attended an advanced screening for journalists in Chicago on Thursday evening.

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