Bonnie & Clyde Scoop: Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger Land Title Roles in History/Lifetime Mini

Emile Hirsch Holliday Grainger Bonnie and ClydeBonnie and Clyde have finally been apprehended.

TVLine has learned that Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Speed Racer) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) have landed the title roles in A+E Networks’ four-hour miniseries remake of Bonnie & Clyde, which will air simultaneously on History and Lifetime.

The project, produced by Smash‘s Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and directed by Driving Miss Daisy helmer Bruce Beresford, is based on the true story of bank robbing fugitive couple Bonnie Parker (Grainger) and Clyde Barrow (Hirsch).

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The cast also includes Holly Hunter, as Bonnie’s mom, and William Hurt, as [MAJOR SPOILER ALERT] the Texas ranger who ends up catching and killing the pair.

As TVLine reported in October, Miley Cyrus was originally eyed to play Bonnie, but the actress-singer dropped out unexpectedly for unspecified reasons.

Thoughts? Do you give the casting a thumbs up or a thumbs down? Hit the comments!

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  1. Anna says:

    I love how you put a spoiler alert for an event that happened way back when. Spoiler: The Titanic sinks!

  2. Amanda says:

    Love it!! They’re going to make a killer pair. ;)

  3. Chris says:

    “unspecified reasons”…like talent.

  4. Jon says:

    At this point, would anyone take Miley Cyrus seriously in any role? She’s approaching or has approached cartoon status.

  5. Em says:

    Awesome! I love these two!

  6. tdoa says:

    Wasn’t that other Disney pixie Hilary Duff and not Miley Cyrus being considered before? She and Faye Dunaway even got into a verbal bitch slapping contest over it.

  7. Jay says:

    Bonnie and Clyde has been done before. Why would they have to do it again?

  8. Brittany says:

    I love Emile Hirsch, I can’t wait!

  9. Cathy Viviano says:

    Lame O

    • Lotta says:

      These days… script, director & especially technique all contribute to something being extremely watchable….. Can’t wait to see what should be a more accurate & historical view of this event. I’m all for ” getting it real ” …there’s enough fiction on the news broadcasts already!

  10. Lisa Jablon says:

    2 great actors emile hirsch and holliday granger pulled it off on Bonnie and Clyde. My favorite movie of all time 4 starz