'Bonnie and Clyde' Now 'Lizzie McGuire and Buddy's Master'

January 27, 2009


Everyone hates a remake (besides the millions who seem to pay for tickets to see remakes), and there are so many lately that it would be easy for me to just sit here and slowly massage my temples at the idea of director Tonya S. Holly attempting to make a better version of the highly acclaimed 1967 classic Bonnie and Clyde. But hey, Bonnie and Clyde were real people, and there's more than one way to tell their story without it being a "remake" per se, so go for it, Holly. Who am I to judge? Except I do find it a little odd that you've decided to use Hilary Duff and the child owner of Air Bud as the famous criminal couple:

Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers will star in indie feature "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde," produced by Cypress Moon Studios.

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.

Holly wrote, produced and directed the feature "When I Find the Ocean."

"The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" is set to lense in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Natalie Canerday and Rance Howard will also star.

Maybe the casting will make more sense once it's revealed that "new adaptation" means "now includes musical numbers and a canine sidekick with the uncanny ability to wield a tommy gun."

Hilary Duff set for 'Bonnie and Clyde' [Variety]

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