Casting Call: Bonnie and Clyde

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Published July 29, 2011

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

According to the tagline for Bonnie and Clyde, Arthur Penn’s iconic 1967 film, there are just three things you need to know about the titular duo: “They’re young, they’re in love, and they kill people.” Historian Jeff Guinn, however, sees things differently. His 2009 bestseller Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde reveals that the real Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow had to endure a lot more hardship than Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty ever did.

This week, it was announced that Guinn’s book is being adapted into a major motion picture; Neil Burger, who helmed the Bradley Cooper vehicle Limitless, is in talks to direct. Which actors will attempt to put their own stamps on the Bonnie and Clyde saga’s well-known characters ? We’ve got a few suggestions.