Johnny & Clyde: Megan Fox and Tyson Ritter to star in Bonnie & Clyde update

Megan Fox and Tyson Ritter are set to star in Johnny & Clyde, an updated version of Bonnie & Clyde

Tom DeNucci’s Bonnie and Clyde update, Johnny & Clyde, has cast Megan Fox (Transformers, Jennifer’s Body) to star alongside Tyson Ritter (Preacher) in the new crime thriller.

Produced by Chad A. Verdi’s (Bleed For This) Verdi Productions, the project will follow the two eponymous serial killers who are madly in love and on an endless crime spree. They have their sights set on robbing a prosperous casino run by crime boss Alana (Fox) and her head of security (Ritter). Michelle Verdi, Chad A. Verdi Jr, Paul Luba, and Nick Koskoff are also producing.

“I am very excited to have Megan play the role of Alana. She’s a brilliant actress who will bring this character to life like no one else could,” said Verdi. “I love Tyson’s energy and can’t wait for him and Megan to go head-to-head.”

Fox recently completed filming Big Gold Brick for director Brian Petsos (Lightningface, Ticky Tacky). Fox stars alongside Oscar Isaac, Andy Garcia, and Lucy Hale in the film, which recounts the story of fledgling writer Samuel Liston and his experiences with Floyd Deveraux, the enigmatic, middle-aged father of two who enlists Samuel to write his biography. Fox has several other projects in the works, including the action-drama Night Teeth, the comedy Good Mourning with a U, a science-fiction thriller titled Aurora, and a role in The Expendables 4.

In addition to being the frontman for the alt-rock band The All-American Rejects, Ritter has a robust acting career. Lots of people know him as Humperdoo / Jesus Christ from AMC’s Preacher, and now he’s filming Prisoner’s Daughter for director Catherine Hardwicke.

By all accounts, Fox and Ritter should make quite the pair for what sounds like a radical take on two of the most notorious criminals in American history.

Source: Deadline

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