Road detour for Depp movie shoot costs county

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - November 21, 2008 During filming of "Public Enemies" - Wisconsin's first film under the governor's new movie incentives - state highway traffic was diverted away from the center of Columbus, 70 miles northwest of Milwaukee. The detour road couldn't stand the load - and collapsed.

Dodge County was left with a $116,000 repair. It's filed a claim against the city of Columbus that could lead to a lawsuit.

But Columbus Mayor Nancy Osterhaus says talks are ongoing between the city, county and film studio NBC Universal, with hopes that they might split the bill for the March mishap.

"Public Enemies" is out July 2.

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