Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty famously played the criminal duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in the 1967 biographical film Bonnie and Clyde. It earned eight Academy Award nominations and won two- Estelle Parsons For Best Supporting Actress and Burnett Guffey for Best Cinematography. The notorious duo is getting another big screen treatment.
Love Is A Gun is based on Jeff Guinn’s Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde. Spanish helmer Kiké Maillo will direct with Marissa McMahon and Ashley Schlaifer of Kamala Films producing alongside Sean and Bryan Furst of Skybound Entertainment.
“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 caliber leading us forward.”
Who have been cast to play the dangerous bank robbers? Chloe Grace Moretz (The Fifth Wave) and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) have been tapped to portray the infamous duo who gained notoriety during the Great Depression for pulling off a string of bank robberies and other felonies. They met their blazing death on May 23, 1934 when they were ambushed and cornered by police in Louisiana.
Production is set to begin in early 2019. Thoughts on the new Bonnie and Clyde? Weigh in below.