The story of Bonnie and Clyde is getting a retelling, with pop star Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers in negotiations to play the infamous 1930s bank robbers.
Tonya S. Holly is directing “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde” and producing the indie drama with Tom Rogers via her Cypress Moon Studios.
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were Depression-era lovers and outlaws whose exploits captured the public’s imagination. Their story has hit the big screen several times, with 1967’s “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, considered a classic.
The makers are stressing that the new film is not a remake and are promising to showcase times in the couple’s lives not seen onscreen before. Holly first became interested in the story of the fugitive lovers after finding old newspaper articles about their exploits in an abandoned house on her family’s property.
Holly most recently wrote, produced and directed the family film “When I Find the Ocean,” which stars Lee Majors, Diane Ladd and Graham Greene. “Bonnie” is scheduled to shoot in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Duff, whose most recent feature role was “War Inc.,” just signed to str in the NBC comedy “Barely Legal” under her development deal with the network.
Zegers’ credits include “The Stone Angel,” “The Jane Austen Book Club” and “Transamerica.” The actor most recently starred with Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess in “Fifty Dead Men Walking.”