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“Limitless” director Neil Burger is currently in talks to direct another Hollywood version of notorious Depression era outlaws Bonnie and Clyde for producers Sean and Bryan Furst and Marissa McMahon. Burger hasn’t committed yet, and he’s already on the hook to direct “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” for Sony Pictures, so even if he ends up signing on the dotted line, it’ll be a while yet before he can get to work on this.
The latest version of the Tommy Gun-wielding outlaws, which will be based on the novel “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde” by Jeff Guinn, will take a more authentic/true approach, with the outlaws presented as the 22-year olds they were in real life (19 when they first met) instead of, well, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who were, ahem, nowhere near close to being 22 when they played the roles in Arthur Penn’s 1967 movie. The duo and their bank robbing gang is said to have murdered at least seven people (some reports the number being higher) before ending up dead themselves in a hail of bullets.
The new version will also explore Clyde Barrow’s prison stint and Bonnie Parker’s alleged prostitution past.
If he does sign on, Burger will direct and co-write with Sheldon Turner.