Bonnie & Clyde are criminal legends, with their deaths becoming iconic thanks to the shootout at the end of Arthur Penn’s classic 1967 film. But what about the men in charge of catching them, who were on the other end of the guns when Barrow and Parker died?
Well now Deadline reports that Liam Neeson and Woody Harrelson are being courted to star in Highwaymen, about the two Texas Rangers who managed to hunt down and kill Bonnie and Clyde during their Depression Era crime spree. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) is attached to direct.
John Fusco (Hidalgo, The Forbidden Kingdom) wrote the script, with Media Rights Capital and Universal Pictures teaming up to fund the movie (as they did with Ted).
It could certainly be an interesting tale to tell, especially as Clyde Barrow was a nasty piece of work who was nothing like Warren Beatty’s romanticised portrayal. Maybe this film will paint a truer picture of exactly why the authorities wanted him out of the picture.