Nearly eighty years after they were gunned down, outlaws Bonnie and Clyde are back with a big-screen film and a new musical.

The Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway 'Bonnie and Clyde' set a new bar for cinematic violence back in 1967, with the duo dying in an agonizing hail of bullets that shocked and scandalized audiences.

Neil Burger ('Limitless') has just agreed to direct a version that promises to be shocking in its own way.

The new film will be based on 'Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde' by Jeff Guinn, who claims that before hooking up with Barrow, Bonnie Parker was a prostitute and that Clyde's first murder was the cell mate who had repeatedly sexually abused him.

Those were details that didn't emerge in the 1967 Arthur Penn version, although Clyde's impotence was cited as a motivation for his hair-trigger temper.
Might we see 'Limitless' star Bradley Cooper as Clyde Barrow? Probably not, since the real-life Bonnie and Clyde were just 22 when they were gunned down.

'Up in the Air' screenwriter Sheldon Turner and producers Sean and Bryan Furst are teaming with Burger on the project.

A musical about the Depression-era lovers is also set to open on Broadway on December 1.

Who would you cast as Bonnie and Clyde?

[via Deadline]
categories Movies