The four hour mini-series is a project between Lifetime and The History Channel. Oscar winners Holly Hunter (O Brother Where Art Thou?) and William Hurt (Robin Hood) have recently signed on for the series directed by Oscar nominated Australian director Bruce Beresford. Beresford’s works include the 1999 thriller, Double Jeopardy and the Academy Award winning Driving Miss Daisy. The series will be produced by Sony Pictures TV and Craig Zadan and Meron’s Story line Entertainment. This mini-series will mark the second time the duo have worked together, both Hunter and Hurt filmed the 1987 comedy/drama Broadcast News.
According to Deadline.com, the mini-series will be a collaboration between writers John Rice and Joe Batteer and will share the story of the true tale of two love struck criminals and their string of robberies in the 1930s. Hurt will be playing Frank Hamer, who was the law official credited with finding and killing Bonnie Parker and Clyde. Holly will be playing Emma Parker Bonnie Parker’s mother. The roles of Bonnie and Clyde have yet to be announced, however, it was talked about that Miley Cyrus was being considered for the role of Bonnie.
Bonnie and Clyde is scheduled to broadcast on both networks, however, a broadcast date has yet to be announced.