Previous books and films, including the 1967 movie starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, have pointed out the presumed glamour of America’s most notorious criminal duo. The new old story of the lovebird outlaws, the Depression-era lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who thrived in the 1930s will be worked up for a big-screen as the real tale of two kids from a filthy Dallas slum.
The source material for a script is 2009 book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff Guinn. Limitless director Neil Burger is in talks to helm the project. Oscar-nominated penner Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) will be writing the adaptation.
Sean and Bryan Furst and Marissa McMahon will bring another version of Bonnie and Clyde to the silver screen that promises to be shocking in its own way.
According to the book, Clyde was sexually abused in prison and Bonnie was a prostitute. Those details didn’t come out in the 1967 Arthur Penn version, although Clyde’s hair-trigger temper was quoted as a result of his impotence. Besides, the real-life immortal couple was just 22 when they were taken down in a famous hail of gunfire. And their commitment to each other was as real as their exaggerated reputation as mastermind crooks was not.
No word on casting or timeline yet.
Meanwhile, Burger is going to be directing adaptation of the video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune due to his previous agreement with Sony. Turner will have to write the screenplay before directing By Virtue Fall later this year.
Are you excited for another Bonnie and Clyde movie? A Broadway musical about Parker and Barrow is also set to open at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater on December 1st.