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New Bonnie & Clyde

01.26.2009

BONNIE & CLYDE is considered a classic, and deservedly so. But wouldn't the story of the infamous bank robbers, previously played by killer couple Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, be more interesting if it starred a young pop singer and a random dude?

Probably not, but that's what we're getting -- an update of the notorious twosome's violent thefts and wild romance in the 1930s. Only now it comes with former Disney cupcake Hilary Duff, and chisel-cheeked actor Kevin Zegers, perhaps best known as the semi-heroic mall cop from the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake.

This new version comes from indie director Tonya S. Holly, and is described as a "retelling" instead of a remake, focusing on "times in the couple's lives not seen onscreen before" (whatever that might mean). 

Extra Tidbit: I dunno... Duff showed some talent in WAR, INC. (see above), but she's still far away from Dunaway...
Source: THR

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5:54PM on 01/27/2009
Okay, I'd first like to assign credit where credit is due. Kevin Zegers (Transamerica) is a pretty decent actor who seems made for Clyde Barrow-ish antics. But then he's not getting his door kicked in by studios anxious to sign him for every new movie.

When they call it a "retelling" I can't help but remember all those b.s. reports from other remakes that talk about being more "faithful" to the source material. As if whatever previous (classic) versions aren't good enough.

If they call
Okay, I'd first like to assign credit where credit is due. Kevin Zegers (Transamerica) is a pretty decent actor who seems made for Clyde Barrow-ish antics. But then he's not getting his door kicked in by studios anxious to sign him for every new movie.

When they call it a "retelling" I can't help but remember all those b.s. reports from other remakes that talk about being more "faithful" to the source material. As if whatever previous (classic) versions aren't good enough.

If they call it something other than "Bonnie and Clyde" then things will already be looking up in my mind. If it hadn't been such a groundbreaking film on top of historical, there'd be less hoopla. If they had the good sense not to cast Hilary Duff as Bonnie (Dunaway was also a southern girl, albeit nothing like the real-life Bonnie) things would be better.

Make it an indie and maybe it could inspire the same sort of rabid fandom for future generations (unlikely). Make it to appeal to the masses and bad news, they already did that once.

Honestly, I can't even think straight (or write straight), this is too out there.
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2:15PM on 01/27/2009

quick to judge

in all fairness to the casting.. Hilary and Kevin are a lot closer in age to the actual Bonnie & Clyde.. Hilary is a southern girl, so was Bonnie.. I'm down, just as long as its not a remake, which its not
in all fairness to the casting.. Hilary and Kevin are a lot closer in age to the actual Bonnie & Clyde.. Hilary is a southern girl, so was Bonnie.. I'm down, just as long as its not a remake, which its not
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1:18PM on 01/27/2009
This smells like shit!!!
This smells like shit!!!
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11:01AM on 01/27/2009

Shepis

Man, I thought this was about the new Tiffany Shepis flick. Bonnie&Clyde VS. Dracula.
Man, I thought this was about the new Tiffany Shepis flick. Bonnie&Clyde VS. Dracula.
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9:00AM on 01/27/2009
Why don't they cut to the chase and have them shot full of holes at the *beginning*? Save us all an hour-and-a-half . . .
Why don't they cut to the chase and have them shot full of holes at the *beginning*? Save us all an hour-and-a-half . . .
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6:49AM on 01/27/2009

holy freakin moly

have mercy... on us, on all of us!
have mercy... on us, on all of us!
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6:04AM on 01/27/2009
Wait...

...you're f*cking SERIOUS?
Wait...

...you're f*cking SERIOUS?
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1:22AM on 01/27/2009

Kevin Zegers

He was the kid in Air Bud! And now he's going to be filling in for Warren Beatty? Hilarious!
He was the kid in Air Bud! And now he's going to be filling in for Warren Beatty? Hilarious!
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