Variety reports that Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers have signed onto Tonya S. Holly's indie feature, The Story of Bonnie and Clyde. But this won't be a remake. It seems that Holly became intrigued by the story because the infamous gangster duo had been in a abandoned house on her family's property. The film will follow the adventures we've come to know, plus "times in their lives that have never before been seen on the big screen." According to the film's MySpace page (beware, it's busy and hard-to-read), the indie will follow their youth and love, as it morphed from a wanna-be actress or poet and poor gun-lover, to one of the most infamous and dangerous duos.
Duff has definitely been increasing her range lately, and Zegers has done everything from Transamerica to The Jane Austen Book Club, but so far, I can't imagine them as the duo -- at least not in a way that rivals Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. But considering how interesting the story is -- from how the duo came to be, to the sensational aspects of their death (like people grabbing "souvenirs" from the bodies), to questions of Bonnie's responsibility -- I'm hoping for the best.