Lindsay Pulsipher On For Bonnie & Clyde

She's replacing Hilary Duff

Lindsay Pulsipher On For Bonnie & Clyde

by James White |
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The road to the screen for the new, indie movie take on infamous criminal duo Bonnie and Clyde has been fraught with more obstacles than even the pair themselves faced. Scheduling issues and financial delays have meant that the film is still not quite ready to shoot and it lost its highest-profile cast member, Hilary Duff, last month when she dropped out due to her pregnancy. But there might finally be some good news for the producers now that Lindsay Pulsipher will be stepping in to play Bonnie Parker.

Tonya S Holly wrote the script for the new version of the story and is aiming to kick off directing before the end of the year. She seems delighted with the choice: “We are thrilled to welcome Lindsay Pulsipher as Bonnie Parker in The Story of Bonnie and Clyde. Lindsay will undoubtedly bring many layers to this critical role. This is a gripping story about two of the most legendary fugitives in history." Holly will also need a new Clyde Barrow, since original pick Kevin Zegers has also dropped out for scheduling reasons.

And there’s an even bigger shadow hanging over the production: Arthur Penn’s seemingly definitive chronicle of the short, violent crime spree launched by Barrow and his lover. The Story of Bonnie and Clyde will have an awful lot to prove if it wants to distinguish itself from the Warren Beatty/Faye Dunaway film.

Pulsipher, who had already been cast in the film as Cousin Mary, is probably best known for playing Crystal Norris on True Blood, though she also appeared in Sundance pic The Oregonian this year. She’s currently shooting miniseries Hatfields and McCoys opposite Kevin Costner.

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