Variety reports that actors Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers have signed on as the lead actors in Tonya S. Holly’s indie feature, The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.
However, it is also reported that the new film will not be a remake, but an entirely separate film. Holly will direct the film from her own script, which was inspired from reading old newspaper articles about the gangster pair in an abandoned house on her family’s property.
The original Oscar-winning 1967 film starred Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as the famous duo.
Holly’s film will follow the original film, plus “times in their lives that have never before been seen on the big screen” such as fans stealing their possessions after their burials.
Holly previously wrote, produced and directed the feature When I Find the Ocean.
The Story of Bonnie and Clyde will start production in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Natalie Canerday and Rance Howard will also star.
Duff, who is an ex-Disney kid, was most recently seen in War, Inc, which co-starred John Cusack, and Zegers most recently starred in Fifty Dead Men Walking, but is also known for the Air Bud series, Transamerica and The Jane Austen Book Club.
Author: Tessa Petrocco (Source: Variety)