'Limitless' Director Neil Burger to Helm New 'Bonnie and Clyde' Story

July 25, 2011
Source: Deadline

Bonnie and Clyde

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.

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  • Bucker96
    Alex, dunno if you've heard, but the WWE's Vince McMahon is financing this movie    source:
  • Lebowski
    It would be DIFFICULT to top the original film? Try totally impossible and unnecessary. No contemporary film could have the impact that Bonnie & Clyde had on cinema; the film was too uncompromising and ahead of it's time. And fuck anybody who has anything to do with this project. The money would've been better spent on remastering the original for bluray.
    • Daveotis
      I agree.  this film will have Clyde as a homosexual and Bonnie as a prostitute.  That was what guinn said in his book.  Not even close.
  • Teacherkid
    I thought I'd read a few months ago that Hilary Duff wasn't in it anymore...?
    • Daveotis
      No Hillary is still in the Tonya Holly film.  
  • Nocsyn
    I find it hard to come on this site anymore when I keep hearing news like this lol.  sorry not trying to shoot the messenger...
  • Anonymous
    i wish jen jason leigh was younger - she'd make a GREAT bonnie.
  • Looks as though she's reaching for his g... oh, I see! Nevermind...
  • pinger
    I wish they would go with one of John Neal Phillips books, Guinn embelishes to much, his book is just a re-hash of better books with some of his own made up additions to the story !
    • Daveotis
      oh man are you on the money.  Guinn is a hack
  • Daveotis
    This new movie should not be made, I'm talking about going down together. Guinn does not care about the facts.  If you read his book he said that Bonnie was a prostitute.   SHE WAS NOT A PROSTITUTE.   Clyde was not a homosexual.  Of all the books written about the couple this is one of the worse.  The book is and the movie will be just as fake as the wwf.
  • Lalalalong
    What do you don't understand. Clyde was NOT homosexual. If you get raped in prison,that doesn't mean that your gay. Its the one who rape someone who is gay. Dont say that Clyde Barrow was gay,why should he get together with Bonnie,when he sure as hell just can go with W.D Jones. Who should he tattoo a girlfriends name on his body. It's just boulshit about this gay talk. I don't even think he was bisexual. Why should you say that,so if a lesbian gets raped by a man. Oh it gets rumers that she is straight now! No,it does not work that way,and whatever this guinn tells he didn't know Clyde Barrow,and he never will. No one is never gonna get the real story.




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