I’m not sure what to make of this current casting development. According to Variety, former Disney teen queen, Hilary Duff has signed on to star as the legendary bank robber Bonnie Parker. Oh no, another classic remade, and with a Disney star! I know, I can’t picture it either, but the film’s producers are pressing the notion that this is not a remake, but a “retelling” of the infamous couple’s story. The actress will star in the independently financed project entitled, The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.
Find out who will star as Duff’s love interest and partner in crime after the jump.
Duff will be joined by another former child star, Kevin Zegers in the role of Clyde Barrow. The 24 year old actor is best known for his portrayal as the teen, prostitute son of Felicity Huffman in Transamerica (above). When he was younger, Zeger’s starred in the children’s movie series Air Bud, and was also featured in Zack Snyder’s 2004 remake, Dawn of the Dead.
Tonya S. Holly will direct the film from her own script, which is a new adaptation of the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow rather than a remake of the 1967 classic film starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. Holly began working on the project after reading old newspaper articles about the gangster pair in an abandoned house on her family’s property.
Is this going to be a serious drama? I’ve seen Zegers pull off some intense material, but this will be foreign territory for Miss Duff. The movie will be filmed on location in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, so at least their staying true to the historical backdrop.
How do you feel about these two as this generation’s Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow?