'Limitless' Director Neil Burger to Helm New 'Bonnie and Clyde' Story
At the beginning of 2009 there was news about a new take on the story of outlaws Bonnie and Clyde with Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers taking on the titular roles made famous by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Arthur Penn's 1967 film. However, we've yet to hear anything new on that project in over two years. But now Deadline has word on another project about the criminal duo as Limitless director Neil Burger will work with Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner for an adaptation of Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, a book telling a much less romanticized version of the story. Read on!
The Jeff Guinn written book really hones in on the tragedy of the story as Bonnie and Clyde eventually found themselves gunned down by a Texas Ranger when they were just 22-years old. By then they had already killed seven people, which included Clyde Barrow killing his cellmate who sexually abused him repeatedly. But of course, the film will still focus on the the relationship between Bonnie and Clyde when they met at just 19-years old in 1930 and robbed banks and armories all over the South. While it will be difficult to top the classic 1967 film, if the film doesn't romanticize their tale as much, we could be in for a much grittier and dark telling of the real-life story.