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Bonnie and Clyde remake really is happening

BonnieandClyde.jpgIf you thought it was a rumour, tough, I'm breaking your bubble right now, and mine along with it. The idea of a remake of the classic Bonnie and Clyde starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway is true, and what's more the rumoured cast replacements could well be too.

A little while ago we wrote about Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers possibly taking the roles of Dunaway and Beatty in the film, well now it's being confirmed that they are both in negotiations and the same thing's being said, it's not a remake.

What producers and executives are seeing is the teenager drawing potential. These two have both been in the magazines, drawn teen fans already in music and film, so why shouldn't they be thrown together and draw their own fans into this film making it a modern classic and hugely popular in the box office? Oh dear, will you executives ever learn?

From The Hollywood Reporter we hear exactly what we already new, that Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers are in talks to take over the roles once played by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in a remake of the classic 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde about the infamous bank robbing couple from the 1930's.

Oh but wait a minute, there's a kicker. Would you believe it but the film-makers are “stressing” that this is not a remake. Come on, how many times have we heard that story before only to see the film is just that, a remake. Wait, perhaps they are going to some source material, telling an untold story, going somewhere the original film didn't?

Yup. They are showing moments from the lives of the two that weren't shown in the previous film. Ah, okay, so they won't be remaking any of the robberies and the moments from there then?

Do they think we really are that dumb? Whether they show some scenes that weren't in the original film is irrelevant, the story of the couple has already been told, and told really well with two huge Hollywood icons at the helm, so making their story again is a remake, unless you aren't making the story told on screen – and by that I don't mean just a few sequences being different.

Tonya A. Holly is directing The Story of Bonnie and Clyde which follows Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who were lovers and outlaws that captured the imagination of the public and became famous despite their ongoing crimes. In fact the story of the couple has been made a number of times, but Holly is creating this new teen-friendly version.

Holly has one feature directing credit to her name, When I Find the Ocean starring names such as Graham Greene, Diane Ladd and Lee Majors, and so far it's running on IMDB (which has just begun employing advert pop-ups on every click and is about to be reconsidered as my link site of choice) with a 3.6 out of 10. Oh dear.




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Seriously.... Hillary Duff as one of the greatest criminals of all time, Bonnie? I find that offensive, they should find a real damn actress to play Bonnie, i mean she has to replace the great faye dunaway, and no one can do that :)

What's next, Casablanca. They're remaking the Wizard of Oz. Shame.

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