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Chloë Grace Moretz & Jack O'Connell to play Bonnie & Clyde in Love Is A Gun

In the 1930s, American criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow traveled throughout the central United States robbing banks, stores, and gas stations, all the while murdering police officers and civilians before the pair were eventually ambushed and killed by law enforcement. The public was fascinated by Bonnie and Clyde's life, their crimes, and their deaths, and that fascination has continued to this day.

A new film adapted from Jeff Guinn's "Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde" is in the works which will star Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O'Connell as the pair of criminals. Kiké Maillo (TORO) will direct LOVE IS A GUN from a script by Sheldon Turner (UP IN THE AIR) with revisions by Johnny Newman. Although there have been TV movies and mini-series about Bonnie and Clyde, this will be the first feature film centered around the pair since the 1967 film which starred Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Production is slated to kick off early next year. In a joint statement, the producers said, "We are excited to reintroduce the iconic story of Bonnie and Clyde. Their story remains ubiquitous in popular culture across the globe, yet few in this generation know the details of their intimate love affair and the circumstances that led to their notorious crime spree that captured the imagination of the world in their time. Kike, Chloë and Jack are completely in sync about the character-driven approach we will be taking, and we feel lucky to have a creative team of this high caliber leading us forward."

A synopsis of "Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde" via Amazon:

In Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, bestselling author Jeff Guinn combines exhaustive research with surprising, newly discovered material to tell the real tale of two kids from a filthy Dallas slum who fell in love and then willingly traded their lives for a brief interlude of excitement and, more important, fame. Their timing could not have been better -- the Barrow Gang pulled its first heist in 1932 when most Americans, reeling from the Great Depression, were desperate for escapist entertainment. Thanks to newsreels, true crime magazines, and new-fangled wire services that transmitted scandalous photos of Bonnie smoking a cigar to every newspaper in the nation, the Barrow Gang members almost instantly became household names on a par with Charles Lindbergh, Jack Dempsey, and Babe Ruth. In the minds of the public, they were cool, calculating bandits who robbed banks and killed cops with equal impunity.

Nothing could have been further from the truth. Clyde and Bonnie were perhaps the most inept crooks ever, and their two-year crime spree was as much a reign of error as it was of terror. Lacking the sophistication to plot robberies of big-city banks, the Barrow Gang preyed mostly on small mom-and-pop groceries and service stations. Even at that, they often came up empty-handed and were reduced to breaking into gum machines for meal money. Both were crippled, Clyde from cutting off two of his toes while in prison and Bonnie from a terrible car crash caused by Clyde's reckless driving. Constantly on the run from the law, they lived like animals, camping out in their latest stolen car, bathing in creeks, and dining on cans of cold beans and Vienna sausages. Yet theirs was a genuine love story. Their devotion to each other was as real as their overblown reputation as criminal masterminds was not.

Chloë Grace Moretz will next be seen in SUSPIRIA which will be opening wide on November 2nd, and Jack O'Connell has several projects on the horizon, including AGAINST ALL ENEMIES with Kristen Stewart and Anthony Mackie and JUNGLELAND with Charlie Hunnam.

Source: Variety

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