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Exclusive: A+E Networks Developing Bonnie and Clyde Miniseries Reboot — Let's Cast the Leads!

A+E Networks is closing in on Bonnie and Clyde.

The cable giant is developing a miniseries based on the Depression Era outlaws that would air on either Lifetime or History, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

The news comes at a time of renewed interest for the legendary criminals. A Bonnie & Clyde musical recently opened (and closed) on Broadway, and a big-screen adaptation of Jeff Guinn’s 2010 tome Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde is in the pipeline.

Rumor has it A+E has begun compiling a wish list of actors to tackle the iconic roles, made famous by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in the acclaimed 1967 film version — which got me thinking: Who would be on my short list of potential Bonnies and Clydes?

Peruse my dream gallery below and then hit the comments with your own picks in the comments!

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300 Comments
  1. Isabella says:

    I love the idea of Gillian Jacobs and Joel McHale, they have awesome chemistry and don’t get enough recognition as a pair

  2. Renee E. says:

    I love Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Zachary Levi, and Yvonne Strahovski, but I see Zac and Yvonne more as a Bonnie and Clyde. I think the show, Chuck, made it easier to view them as a badass couple. Also, someone said that Clyde isn’t as bulky like Tom Welling and Zac isn’t bulky. Erica could pass as a Bonnie, too. But since I’m used to seeing Zac and Yvonne together on screen, it just seems like a better pairing.

  3. Sarah says:

    TOM WELLLING and CASSIDY FREEMAN Are great couple!

  4. Monica says:

    Yes Tom Welling is a great actor!

  5. Rebecca says:

    TOM WELLING! We miss you very much.

  6. Tony says:

    Tom Welling is fantastic and hot in the role of villian, yes TOM !

  7. mgb says:

    Tom Welling – YES!!! Erica Durance – never.

  8. viralex says:

    Tom Welling and Erica Durance !!!

  9. Margot says:

    The skill of an actor depends on the quality of the movies and writing! I want Tom Welling and Erica Durance!

  10. mandy says:

    Jason Dohring and Kristen Bell!!!! That would be amazing… Of course if Kristen was unavailable they could find someone else… For me I think Jason would be an amazing Clyde!!!!

  11. Cynthia says:

    Tom Welling and Erica Durance! Hell yeah!!:D

  12. Laura says:

    Tom Welling and Erica Durance are great couple with great Chemistry and sexual attraction. Yes Tom and Erica!

  13. Caroline says:

    At the very least they should cast Jeremy Jordan (Clyde from the broadway production). He was absolutely perfect for that part, and he could totally pull it off onscreen. I don’t know if Laura Osnes would carry over quite as well, so Bonnie is up for debate.

  14. ChloeT says:

    Yvonne Strahovski and Zachary Levi! Perfection.

  15. MelindaB says:

    I guess if we have to choose actors who’ve played on-screen couples, my vote would be for Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring, both of whom have shown the ability to play unhinged, cruel characters with deceptively pretty/baby faces.

  16. Natali says:

    Tom Welling! I want tom and erica.

  17. Louise says:

    This will might sound weird.
    But…

    Mark Salling & Lea Michele

    Yeah i went there…Sorry

  18. Chuck fan says:

    Zac and Yvonne for sure! They are the best!!!

  19. Sonia says:

    Tom Welling has the same beauty of W. Beatty . Tom Welling!

    • Sonia says:

      OMG LOL, I’m not even this Sonia and yet we totally had the same thought! I wrote about the Young Warren Beatty / Tom Welling resemblance on page1! Ha ha ha! Proof that all Sonias are brilliant! LOL

  20. CB says:

    Zac & Yvonne FTW!! They have great chemistry and can play a great badass couple.

  21. Mark says:

    The best and perfection : Tom Welling and Erica Durance!

  22. Simon says:

    Tom Welling!!!! Forever .

  23. MSC says:

    Also sick to death of TVline trying to push Penn . Note to Michael- give it up, guy, we don’t like Penn and he is the least popular guy and cast member on GG now. We like Ed and Leighton together as Chuck and Blair. Get a clue and quit pushing your man crush on an actor who is sub par at best!

    • Jessie says:

      Obviously Penn is talented or he wouldn’t have gotten casted to play a big leading role as Jeff Buckley. What has Ed done besides play a lame cliche bad boy on a crappy CW teen soap? LOL That blink and you’ll miss it 1 minute cameo in that flop J. Edgar wasn’t exactly “impressive”. LMFAO. Stay pressed about Ed’s non existent and fail acting career.

      • MSC says:

        Honey, being cast by Clint Eastwood shows he has talent and Penn, the guy is the most boring and least liked on the show. I’m sorry you fail to realize that but it’s true. His movie- it will get killed by the one that Twilight guy is in. they’re playing the same role and guess who’s more populer, you dimwit

        • Jenkins says:

          Don’t try to reason with Stupid. Girl knows most fans don’t even know Penn unless he was with Blake

          Obviously Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester have Bonnie and Clyde qualities when playing Chuck and Blair. You know the ones who can act on that show.

  24. Allie says:

    You do realize that Bonnie and Clyde were “legendary criminals”, right? In light of that, your GG selection is… puzzling.

    I’d vote Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester.

    Out of your choices, I’d give it to Alexander and Anna.

  25. LOL says:

    lol@Chuckistan.

  26. Virginia says:

    This just seems like a list of pairings you like, not people who would actually make any sense cast as Bonnie and Clyde. I mean- Scott Foley and Keri Russell? Joel McHale? Penn Badgley? … seriously?

    • Cheryl says:

      Yeah, I agree with Virginia. I mean, I adore many of the actor pairings on this list, but that doesn’t actually make them Bonnie & Clyde material.

  27. Dee says:

    Def. Jason and Kristen! Love them, and they can both play bad guys.

  28. Julia says:

    Tom Welling and Olivia Wilde would be a really interesting combination. I could see both of them playing strong characters in mischief!

  29. Leigh says:

    Go with couples who have chemistry- Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester, Jason Dohring and Kristen Bell, Tom Welling and Erica Durance

  30. Nicolas says:

    Tom Welling and Olivia W. Fantastic couple!

  31. Molly says:

    Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester make far more sense.
    I don’t really watch GG much anymore, but the whole Chuck/Blair dynamic would be great for Bonnie and Clyde!

  32. Mary says:

    I love Tom Welling is great and fantastic actor!

  33. Rosie says:

    Yvonne Strahovski & Zach Levi!!!

  34. Trevor says:

    Olivia Wilde and Scott Porter. Fantastic actress/actor.

  35. MKRR says:

    I would watch anything with Erica Durance and Tom Welling, those two are great together.
    On side note, why do people always want to bash the actors, just type your pick and move on.

    • Truth says:

      I agree, as an outsider reading about all these fan wars in Gossip Girls or the Smallville shipper wars is exhausting. Nobody cares if you are butthurt over your shipper war! Move on!

  36. kova says:

    Yvonne Strahovski & Zach Levi

  37. Sabrina says:

    Tom welling and Olivia wilde .Very original and interessant couple!

  38. ridiculous says:

    Is Ausiello dair’s personal cheerleader or something? Your biased agenda is so unprofessional it’s actually laughable.

  39. Serena says:

    Tom Welling and Erica Durance ….forever !!

  40. Jaclyn (Jackie) Wenner says:

    I would choose Skaarsgard and Paquin. Paquin can be very immocent looking. Skaarsgard just downright tempting.

  41. TJ says:

    I want ERICA DURANCE and TOM WELLING. Why? because their the most beautiful people on this earth. Their chemistry is so amazing,you cant get enough of them. Gosh i could just stare at them all day.

  42. maggie says:

    Kristen Bell would be perfect as Bonnie. For Clyde, I would pick Matt Bomer or Tom Welling.

  43. Amelia says:

    Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring! Aww, this makes me miss Veronica Mars even more :(

  44. Adam says:

    Penn and Leighton! Penn has a stunning voice! And Leighton can sing too!

  45. Renara says:

    Erica Durance and Tom Welling – They have an amazing chemistry…

    And they are both hot!

  46. Bad Breaker says:

    I know he’s busy with another show and not available, but if he weren’t I would definitely go with Ian Somerhalder. He’s the perfect sexy badass with that mischievous glint in his eye and can deliver a snarky line with the best of ‘em.

  47. Alicia L. says:

    I’m sorry Smallville is one of my favorite shows, but A&E would never cast Tom Welling and Erica Durance because hello they are known as Clark Kent and Lois Lane. And there acting isn’t up to par.

    I vote for Kirsten Bell or Olivia Wilde as Bonnie. Jason Dohring is a great idea, but I haven’t seen him on anything as of late.

    I think Matt Bomer would pull of a great Clyde to either one of those ladies.

    I’m going to also play the NCIS card and say Michael Weatherly and Sasha Alexander would make a good pair!

  48. John moss says:

    I want Tom Welling is a great actor and has great appeal.Yes TOM!

  49. Manu says:

    What flawless taste!

    I’d give anything to have my weekly quota of Durance and Welling back! And I’d love Penn and Leighton doing something more together once GG is over. Dan and Michelle are great as well, you’ve got flawless taste, Ausie! Amazing chemistry between all these couples!

  50. lee says:

    Kristen Bell and Penn Badgley. (:

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