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Monday, May 09, 2011

So Close, So Far

The movie gods have screwed us again. Which would be fine, because they screw us often, except they tantalized us with the promise of correcting a massive mistake and taking pity on those of us who love "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967) so much we have posters of it at home on our walls.

It was briefly reported last week that Hilary Duff, set to re-imagine the role made famous by the great Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker, a casting choice with which Cinema Romantico has decisively disagreed from the beginning, had been dropped from Tonya Holly's forthcoming "The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde." Justice! But not so fast. This rumor was quickly refuted. Apparently the film's official Facebook page had this to say: "The TMZ story was not originated by the producers of 'The Story of Bonnie and Clyde'. Hilary Duff is still slated to play Bonnie Parker."

Faye Dunaway was slightly distraught when she heard the news.
Or as Sofian Al Khateeb so eloquently said on the same Facebook page (spelling and capitalization his): "Listen to me TONYa and the producers of 'The Story of Bonnie and Clyde'. Hilary Duff must play Bonnie Parker. cus without her this movie is NOTHING YES NOTHING ..............and Hilary will make the movie even better."

Oh, Sofian, I hate to quibble, but if only NOTHING YES NOTHING described this entire project.


Jack L said...

I had no idea a remake of Bonnie and Clyde was being made, that's terrible news.
What will be next, Easy Rider ?!

I don't think anyone will be able to surpass Dunaway's performance as Bonnie, possibly the best of her career.
I wonder who will be cast as Clyde...

Nick Prigge said...

Agreed. No one can surpass Dunaway. I mean, you know, she's Dunaway. Some guy named Kevin Zegers is supposed to be Clyde.

Tom Clift said...

How horrifying. I don't think I'd be excited about a BONNIE & CLYDE remake no matter who was attached, but this casting is just awful.