"Love Is a Gun" will be directed by Kike Maillo and based on author Jeff Guinn's book, Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story Of Bonnie And Clyde. The movie will be adapted by Sheldon Turner and filming is slated to begin next year (19).
The movie will be set in the 1930s and will be the first big screen adaptation since Arthur Penn's 1967 film, Bonnie and Clyde, which featured Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. There have been several small screen projects since the film, including 1992's Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story, which starred Tracey Needham and Dana Ashbrook.
"We are excited to reintroduce the iconic story of Bonnie and Clyde," a statement from the movie's producers reads. "Their story remains ubiquitous in popular culture across the globe, yet few in this generation know the details of their intimate love affair and the circumstances that led to their notorious crime spree that captured the imagination of the world in their time.
"Kike, Chloe and Jack are completely in sync about the character-driven approach we will be taking, and we feel lucky to have a creative team of this high caliber leading us forward".