FOX Developing Contemporary Drama Based on Bonnie and Clyde

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Hollywood executives have it hard. Trying to come up with ideas for remakes all day. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. They’ve really outdone themselves this time though.

FOX is currently in the process of creating a series based around a modern day spin on the Depression-era bank robbing couple, Bonnie and Clyde.

Written and executive produced by Ryan Tavlin (Without a Trace), the untitled project is described as so:

“A serialized drama about two sexy, young lovers from struggling families in East Texas, who use their respective skill sets to pair up and fight back, one crime at a time. As they capture the hearts of the nation facing similar hardships, they become worldwide celebrities, inciting one of the biggest domestic manhunts in U.S. history and inspiring copycats at every turn. Their families, the Parkers and the Barrows, are swept up in the duo’s crime spree and ultimately divided as whether to join the rebellion or have them stop.”

Given the popular nature of the infamous couple however, FOX aren’t the only ones in the business re-telling the story of Bonnie and Clyde. Both History and Lifetime are developing a four-hour Bonnie and Clyde mini-series, which is also being produced by Sony Pictures TV ironically.

An indie flick about the duo has also been rumored to be in production for the past few years. Most recently, the 80 year old story became a hit again when a photo of a kissing handcuffed couple were dubbed the modern day Bonnie and Clyde, and became a hit online.

Image Credit: Mo Gleber


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