Years ago, one of James Russo's first gigs was as a Convenience Store Robber in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Since then, he's popped up in Beverly Hills Cop, The Blue Iguana, Donnie Brasco, and Paris. Now he has nabbed the part of Walter Dietrich in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. Dietrich was a man who John Dillinger came across while in the Michigan City penitentiary -- he was teaching Dillinger and others "the methods of Herman 'Baron' K. Lamm, a Prussian army officer turned highly successful bank robber."
But that's not the only getaway in this batch. Katie Chonacas, who grabbed a part in The Code last year, has signed on for a supporting role in the Timothy Olyphant and Milla Jovovich flick A Perfect Getaway. There's no word on who she'll play in the film, which focuses on two honeymooners (Steve Zahn and Jovovich) who get stalked by some killers (Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez).
Lastly, in this batch, there's youngin' Sterling Beaumon. The kid, who has popped up in shows like 7th Heaven and Heroes, has scored himself the starring role in a big-screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly. The film focuses on a kid name Max (Beaumon), who has ghostly friends. The film also stars LiLo's little sister Ali Lohan.