Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell will star in the upcoming film Love Is a Gun portraying the infamous criminal/lover duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The announcement comes over fifty years after Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty won Oscar nominations for their portrayal of the criminal couple.
Variety reported that Spanish director Kike Maíllo is attached to the film based on Jeff Guinn’s 2010 book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde. The script will be adapted by Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner.
“We are excited to reintroduce the iconic story of Bonnie and Clyde,” the film’s producers said in a statement to Variety. “Their story remains ubiquitous in popular culture across the globe, yet few in this generation know the details of their intimate love affair and the circumstances that led to their notorious crime spree that captured the imagination of the world in their time. Kike, Chloë, and Jack are completely in sync about the character-driven approach we will be taking, and we feel lucky to have a creative team of this high caliber leading us forward.”
Bonnie and Clyde committed a string of crimes in the early 1930s, remaining on the run from the law for many years before being killed by police in May 1934 in Louisiana. Both Moretz and O’Connell are no strangers to a life of crime on-camera, with O’Connell playing a runaway outlaw in Netflix’s 2017 western series Godless and Moretz playing a student ensnared in the seedy underworld of Washington D.C. crime in November Criminals.
Production for Love Is a Gun will reportedly begin in early 2019.
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