Chloe Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell have been lined up to play the notorious crime bandits and lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in a new version of their misdemeanours in a ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ movie.
The film is based on Jeff Guinn’s ‘Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde’ and will look to be a more character driven story on the pair than we have previously seen.
Bonnie and Clyde gained renown during the Great Depression as they committed multiple bank and store robberies from 1931 to 1935. They are believed to have killed at least nine police officers before they were slain in Louisiana.
“We are excited to reintroduce the iconic story of Bonnie and Clyde,” said the producers. “Their story remains ubiquitous in popular culture across the globe, yet few in this generation know the details of their intimate love affair and the circumstances that led to their notorious crime spree that captured the imagination of the world in their time. Kike, Chloë and Jack are completely in sync about the character-driven approach we will be taking, and we feel lucky to have a creative team of this high calibre leading us forward.”
Spanish director Kiké Maillo will take the helm with Marissa McMahon and Ashley Schlaifer of Kamala Films (“A Private War”) are producing alongside Sean and Bryan Furst of Skybound Entertainment.
Production is scheduled to start in early 2019.
Moretz was last seen in the gay coming-of-age drama ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’. She will next be seen in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’.
O’Connell was last seen in the TV mini-series Godless. His upcoming projects include Trial By Fire, Against All Enemies and Jungleland which he is currently filming.