Am I the only who remembers just a few months back the little spat Hilary Duff and Faye Dunaway had about the talent merits each other had, yes? Well, in case you missed it: Faye Dunaway thought Hilary Duff couldn't pull off Bonnie Parker, partner in crime to lover Clyde Barrow and then Duff, with ill-regard to what should be one of her idols, said "Who's Faye Dunaway?" Smackdown! As luck would have it, we're being reprieved from a horrid turn by Duff and given the chance in hoping that Lindsay Pulsipher, a True Blood star can make a great impression in the Bonnie and Clyde remake.
Cypress Moon Studios announced on Monday that Lindsay Pulsipher has taken over the role of Bonnie Parker from Hilary Duff in The Story of Bonnie and Clyde. "Pulsipher is currently filming the History Channel mini-series The Hatfields and McCoys opposite Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton. She also played Crystal Norris on HBO's True Blood, and starred in The Oregonian, which premiered at the Sundance Film Fest in January. Her film, Meth Head, co-starring Lukas Haas, will be released this year."
Producer Tonya S. Holly of Cypress Moon Studios made a statement regarding this bit of casting news:
"We are thrilled to welcome Lindsay Pulsipher as Bonnie Parker in The Story of Bonnie and Clyde. Lindsay will undoubtedly bring many layers to this critical role. This is a gripping story about two of the most legendary fugitives in history."
Holly and Tom Rogers had "denied that Duff was fired from the film in August because she announced she was expecting her first child... instead credited scheduling issues." Wanting to begin production on the film as soon as possible, the two producers said in a joint statement:
"Due to our obligations with investors and international buyers, it is imperative that we stick to our current schedule. Therefore we are forced to explore other options for the two lead roles. Unfortunately this happens all the time in the world of filmmaking."
Kevin Zegers is expected to portray Clyde Barrow, the other half of Bonnie and Clyde, but has cited his unavailability to film until January.
The Story of Bonnie and Clyde is written and directed by Tonya S. Holly. "Filming will take place in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and likely Missouri."