New Bonnie and Clyde cornered for more stickups


The story of Bonnie and Clyde is getting a retelling, with Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers in negotiations to play the infamous 1930s bank robbers.

Tonya S. Holly is directing "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" and producing the indie drama with Tom Rogers via her Cypress Moon Studios.

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were Depression-era lovers and outlaws whose exploits captured the public's imagination. Their story has hit the big screen several times, with 1967's "Bonnie and Clyde," with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, considered a classic.

The makers stress that the new film is not a remake and are promising to showcase times in the couple's lives not seen onscreen before.

Holly most recently wrote, produced and directed the family film "When I Find the Ocean," which stars Lee Majors, Diane Ladd and Graham Greene.

"Bonnie" is set to shoot in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Zegers, repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment, most recently starred with Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess in "Fifty Dead Men Walking."

Duff, whose most recent feature was "War Inc.," is with WMA and Curtis Talent Management. (partialdiff)