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Hilary Duff Is A Bonnie Lass
Starring in new Bonnie & Clyde flick

27 January 2009  |  Written by Tom Ambrose  |  Source: Variety

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We don’t know about you, but when we think of Hilary Duff, all we can picture in our mind’s eye is a pretty lamb, gambolling around in a pretty field under a pretty sun. We’re not saying she’s bland, you see, but the once and former Lizzie McGuire has a CV that contains the likes of Cheaper By The Dozen (and its sequel), Material Girls and A Flamin’ Soddin’ Cinderella Story – and it doesn’t get much more bland than that.

Clearly, though, Duff herself has decided to address the situation by signing on to star as Bonnie Parker in The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde, a new version of, erm, the story of Bonnie and Clyde.

Two of the most infamous bank robbers of all time, Bonnie Parker and her beau, Clyde Barrow, went on a four-year crime spree between 1931 and 1935 during which they pulled off dozens of raids on banks, petrol stations and small stores, and killed at least nine police officers.

Their story was committed to film, of course, in Arthur Penn’s Bonnie & Clyde, which starred Faye Dunaway as Bonnie and Warren Beatty as Clyde, and which was perhaps most famous for their iconic death scene in which the pair are cut down by hundreds of bullets.

Penn’s movie has proved suitably definitive to scare other filmmakers off… until now, that is. Tonya S. Holly is the brave soul who will call the shots on this new, indie version of the story, working from her own script.

Kevin Zegers, best known for brief appearances in the likes of Dawn Of The Dead and Wrong Turn, will play Clyde. Natalie Canerday and Rance Howard have also signed onto the movie, which will shoot in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

So, does Duff have the chops? Will she reveal hitherto unforeseen depths as an actress? Only time will tell.
 


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Um!
I can cope with the idea of Kevin Zegers - he was ok in TransAmerica, but Hilary Duff!!! Oh my giddy aunt - she just looks so vacant all the time and is such a try hard. Now she is trying too hard to sex up her image. Does that mean they will cast her equally annoying and vapid sister??? More

Posted by Laura T at 13:55 on 29 January 2009 | Report This Post

Remake Bonnie and Clyde?
No. No,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,NO,NO,NO,NO.... NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by GreatScott!!! at 20:45 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

Serious? More

Posted by Bezerker at 19:52 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

HAHAHA!! This is going to be shit!! More

Posted by crimebusterofthesea at 19:24 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

Bad idea and even worse choice os cast
why why why remake a classic film! these petty remakes are pointless and annoying! Plus Duff is such a bad actress it hurts to think she will ruin this film! More

Posted by oxfordlover at 18:36 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

Wait guys...
you're ignoring the best part. Hilary Duff mowed down in a hail of bullets. I'm booking my ticket now!! More

Posted by Gabriel at 16:33 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

terrible idea
terrible idea. the original is a great film. there is simply no need for a remake. More

Posted by DANGEROSS! at 15:15 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Hilary Duff
No you would. lol More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 10:45 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Hilary Duff
L: jimoakley666 Never was there a more apt surname. Well. Unless her name was Hilary Fucking-Annoying-Twat-And-Just-Plain-Shit. Recon they'll get some twat off of that O.C. shit or Smallville or something to play Clyde? , but you would, wouldn't you? o? Just me then... More

Posted by Evil_Monkey25 at 10:36 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

Hilary Duff
Never was there a more apt surname. Well. Unless her name was Hilary Fucking-Annoying-Twat-And-Just-Plain-Shit. Recon they'll get some twat off of that O.C. shit or Smallville or something to play Clyde? More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 10:32 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

To be fair, it's not really a remake, is it? It's just another story about two real-life people. They can do that as often as they like. Whether it'll be good or not is another matter, obv. More

Posted by britesparc at 10:08 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

I heard they're remaking Easy Rider with the Johnas Brothers and Five Easy Pieces with the mcfly More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 10:03 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

The real Bonnie & Clyde are already spinning in their graves.
Good God, yet another pointless remake which can only attract an unproven Director as all the good/great Directors are too smart to go near this with a barge pole. As for the cast, two of the most notorious and iconic criminals of all time will be played by a bit parter and a bubblegum pop princess looking to break the mould. Please Empire, don't waste valuable page space on this pointless cash-in. If it doesn't get publicity, it won't make money, if it doesn't make money then the studio's won't More

Posted by Peakey_13 at 09:44 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

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