Seventy-nine years ago — on May 23, 1934 — the infamous duo of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow met their demise. Decades later, their legend lives on, as A&E Networks have released these first look photos from the upcoming four-hour, two-night miniseries Bonnie & Clyde, which will be simulcast on HISTORY, Lifetime and A&E later this year.
Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) star as the legendary couple whose crime sprees captured the imagination of many Americans.
Joining them in the cast are Holly Hunter (portraying Emma Parker, Bonnie’s mother); William Hurt (as Frank Hamer, the Texas Ranger pursuing the Barrow gang); Sarah Hyland (as Blanche Barrow, Clyde’s sister-in-law); Elizabeth Reaser (as P.J. Lane, a writer tracking the gang); Lane Garrison (as Clyde’s brother), Austin Hebert (as Ted Hinton, a lawman also on the hunt for the duo); and Dale Dickey (as Cummie Barrow, Clyde’s mother). Oscar nominee Bruce Beresford (Tender Mercies, Driving Miss Daisy) is directing Bonnie & Clyde.
A description of the miniseries from A&E Networks: “Bonnie & Clyde retells the fascinating tale of the couple whose crime spree enraptured the American public. Rumored to have a sixth-sense power to see events before they happened, Barrow was always able to stay one step ahead of the law as they escaped capture time and again. His one blind spot was Parker, who was intent on becoming famous, fed on the alluring media attention and pushed Barrow to commit riskier and more dangerous crimes to generate bigger headlines and make them the most famous criminals of the modern era.”
Bonnie & Clyde premieres later this year on HISTORY, Lifetime and A&E.
Bonnie & Clyde photos: Credit Joseph Viles